NICK XENOPHON M.L.C.
INDEPENDENT NO POKIES
MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
23 July, 2004
TO ELECTRICITY AND GAS BILLS MEANS CONSUMERS WON’T BE TREATED LIKE MUSHROOMS
South Australian consumers will “no
longer be treated like mushrooms” following amendments moved by No Pokies
MLC Nick Xenophon to Electricity and Gas legislation passed in Parliament late
After campaigning on this issue last November, against the “pathetic details” on electricity bills, electricity and gas
providers will now be required to provide to consumers:
The customer’s electricity and gas consumption
during the preceding 12 months
The entity’s daily charges for electricity and gas
during the period to which the account relates
• Information relating to obtaining advice through the Essential Services Commission about reducing
energy consumption and saving money
Information about greenhouse gas emissions associated
with the customer’s electricity consumption.
Mr Xenophon said: “This is a good win
for consumers – it will keep electricity retailers on their toes – and put
downward pressure on prices”.
It is expected that consumers will notice the changes on their accounts in the
next 6 to 12 months.
It is expected that consumers will notice the changes on their accounts in the next 6 to 12 months.
Written and authorised by Nick Xenophon, 653 Lower North East Road, Paradise, SA 5075