Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Questions without Notice
Mr President, I ask a supplementary question. I understand from the minister that it was the board of ARENA who said they were quite happy for the cut. So I now ask: given that there are no changes to the carbon permits during the next two years of the fixed-price period, why have you reduced funding to the Low Carbon Communities program to the tune of $66 million, denying councils and low-income households energy efficiency and lower power bills? This is not to do with flexible pricing; the money is guaranteed for the next two years.