Media release from the Shadow Minister for Renewables and Energy, Joshua Burgoyne:
This morning in Estimates the Labor Minister for Renewables Selena Uibo confirmed that the Home and Business Battery Scheme has been cut from $6000 to $5000.
Shadow Minister for Renewables and Energy Joshua Burgoyne, today said that “With the costs of these solar batteries going up, along with the skyrocketing cost of living, there is no excuse to slash this budget.”
“Territorians should remember, this is off the back of Labor slashing the feed in tariff which jacked up power prices for thousands of Territorians.
“Labor can’t manage the Budget so they have chosen to take from their own programs to try and pay back their enormous $10 billion debt.”
“This program is a way for Territorians to reduce their electricity bills at a time when under Labor, costs continue to go up, now with less funding those savings are more unattainable.”
“Wording this as an ‘adjustment’ is a slap in the face to Territorians who understand that adjustments to family and business budgets really mean they have to make sacrifices,” said Mr Burgoyne.
Mr Burgoyne said that the contrast with the CLP could not be clearer, “Under a CLP Government we have committed to double the funding available to Territorians under this program. Which would allow Territorians access to $12,000 for their home or business.”
“Unlike Labor, we’re serious about making it easier for Territorians whilst having a positive impact on our unique environment.”