It’s shocking to reflect that 1 in 15 deaths in Australia can be attributed to long term exposure to cold in poorly insulated homes. It will come as no surprise to you that people on low incomes are particularly at risk. Energy pricing is also becoming a major issue for service providers and not for profits.
Energy affordability has recently become an area of national concern – reflected in the fact our Prime Minister has called energy bosses to a second meeting in just three weeks to try and address household energy pricing.
Next week we are bringing Helen Ford, General Manager of Governance and Policy at the Energy and Water Ombudsman to address this issue at a breakfast at the gorgeous Yallah woolshed. I hope you will be able to join us.