You may already have read today's Canberra Times report that ACT power bills will go up by $10 after the Government passed the Utilities (Technical Regulation) Amendment Bill 2017 transferring responsibility of trimming trees near power poles to ActewAGL.
As Shadow Minister for Infrastructure I spoke against this Bill – the cost of living in Canberra is already too high. To view my speech click here.
Up to now, the trimming of trees has been covered in your rates - which of course, have been going up and up.
Now, you will have to pay more to cover this basic service - but of course, no reduction of your rates.
I have yet to see any changes introduced by this government that lead to a reduction of electricity prices.