House debates

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Questions without Notice

Cost of Living

3:06 pm

Photo of Scott MorrisonScott Morrison (Cook, Liberal Party, Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

As I said, electricity prices under our government, since we were elected, have risen on average by 0.3 per cent a year. Under the Labor Party, they rose by 12.9 per cent over their time. In most recent years, over the last three years, electricity prices have fallen by 3.2 per cent on average each year. Under the Labor Party, in their last three years, they were rising, as I said, by around 12.9 per cent each and every year.

On fuel prices, in the last three years, they have increased by 1.2 per cent on average per year. Under the Labor Party, they increased by 2.6 per cent each and every year. And on average, over our term of government, they have increased by 0.4 per cent, and, under the Labor Party, as I said, by 2.6 per cent. What I know about petrol prices is this: the Labor Party want to change the fuel emissions standards, which is an increase in the petrol price for consumers. The Labor Party has a sneaky petrol tax, a sneaky petrol tax where they want to jack up the price of petrol—


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