Monday, 27 March 2017
Questions without Notice
I thank the honourable member for his question. The businesses and the families in the honourable member's electorate and in the electorate of every honourable member in this House depend upon secure and affordable electricity. It is the lifeblood of our economy. We need it at every level of our business. Every part of our lives depends on secure and affordable electricity.
We are seeing today an extraordinary combination of failed Labor policies that are driving electricity prices up and driving reliability down. During the six years of the Labor government, household electricity prices went up by 100 per cent. They then declined with the abolition of the carbon tax, and now they are rising again, and we are taking action. We are setting out to ensure that the gas supply—
Mr Bowen interjecting—