The numbers are in, with reports Victorians will now be slapped with annual energy bills of up to $4000, mounting more stress on families in the midst of a cost of living crisis.
This is nothing groundbreaking, many have been experiencing this increasing financial pressure for months.
Despite struggling now, Victorians are being told to wait in the hope some assistance may be made available when state and federal budgets are announced in the middle of the year.
One-off payments to Victorians will offer some relief for household bills, but it just a band-aid solution, buying time between bill cycles as costs continue to skyrocket.
Victorians are being strung along by a Labor party that is more focused on spin than substance, touting the return of the SEC and a hurried transition to renewable energy that threatens the reliability of our grid while crushing Victorians’ household budgets.
Families need financial relief through policies that will drive down and keep down energy bills, not handouts to cover up poor policy decisions.