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Govt to 'steadiness electrical energy market in favour of shoppers' – jj
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Govt to 'steadiness electrical energy market in favour of shoppers'



Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg says the government is “keen to balance the electricity market more in favour of consumers”.

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  1. Easy, let us generate power for the grid, and pay us a 'Proper' wholesale rate, also the more we supply the better the rate. This will 'Spark' a boom in renewable energy, it may even, by capitalist design, create an innovation boom of Renewables as we are incentivised to generating power more efficiently and cleanly for our selves, not for 1 or 2 large energy providers

  2. Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg… 
    DID YOU SEE LANDLINE on THE ABC?
    BUY ONLY BIRDSEYE AND EDGELL 
    This was shown on the program Landline on the ABC 
    Think about this and circulate to your family and friends:

    The ONLY Australian manufacturer of frozen Australian grown vegetables (Simplot Australia) is not far from closing because a number of the other well-known Australian brands have moved their plants to New Zealand in order to capture the Chinese vegetable market where they market via New Zealand to Australian tables (without the food being labelled specifically as Chinese) and Simplot is finding it hard to compete.

    SHOULD SIMPLOT CLOSE, THIS MEANS THAT NO AUSTRALIAN GROWN FROZEN VEGETABLES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ALL AND WE WILL BE RELYING ON FOOD GROWN TOTALLY OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA.

    For a number of reasons this is not a good situation.

    1. As most people know, other countries do not necessarily have the strict guidelines for growing their vegetables that Australia has and by buying Australian we can be sure that lethal chemicals that may be used in other countries will not be used on Australian vegetables.

    2. We would be losing Australians jobs.

    3. If ever the world became unstable regarding wartime we would not be able to feed ourselves

    It is imperative that we all support these Australian brands selling good Australian vegetable products (via Simplot): Birdseye and Edgell.

    Next time you shop, please think about the future of Australian food.

    What do you reckon folks? Let’s buy Birdseye and Edgell.

    Some of us love our designer labels. We buy premium brand shoes, premium brand clothing and well known premium perfumes and handbags. 
    BUT … we also look for and buy the cheapest food we can for our children to eat. That doesn't make sense.

    This is so true. The farmers in Tasmania are extremely worried about Simplot's impending closure. They also have a lone food processing plant in Bathurst subjected to the same uncertainty.

    If these last remaining plants close, it means that China then has total control over our fresh/frozen vegie industry.

    It is particularly disturbing to see that Chinese -grown vegetables are coming in branded as a product of New Zealand.

    PLEASE PASS THIS TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN
    DON'T BITCH LATER ON WHEN ALL FOOD IS IMPORTED AND EXPENSIVE JUST BECAUSE WE SAVED A FEW CENTS BUYING THE CHEAPER BRAND TODAY AND HELPED TO CLOSE DOWN AUSTRALIA COMPANIES…

  3. Oh please let's see Qantas was told by China they can't advertise Taiwan it had to be Republic of China. Will someone deal with this? Electricity prizes have gone up 180% since privatization. If we short changed the pollies this they would be up in arms. Before privatization we had the cheapest prices and the developed world.Look where we are today Fact check: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r10/nsw/subpages/history/electricity_in_australia.pdf

    Electricity Prices in Australia: An InternationalComparison

    https://www.aph.gov.au/DocumentStore.ashx?id=52040ade-8c93-4292-a50c-c8ce93c8236c

  4. We continually impose on ourselves weak P.C. politicians that are indecisive when it comes to REAL issues that are important to Australians. What happened to "drought proofing Australia", all talk no action. The FIRST PRIORITY of Governments MUST be the Safety and Security of Australia and its citizens. We import over 5,000 people PER WEEK into an economy that has crowded schools, hospitals, roads, high unemployment and housing costs, an aging electricity grid, over 100,000 Australians that are homeless (10,000 children), and still we cannot get relevant ACTION on vital infrastructure to ensure Australias water, electricity and food security. These Morons that are our "leaders" sold off much of the publicly owned infrastructure on the basis of more efficient, cheaper prices, instead we have experienced price hikes and are likely to have blackouts over the summer. Major decisions taken over the last 2 decades have been proven idiotic in the extreme from the sale of the Commonwealth Bank, which removed any leverage the Government had over interest rates, privatising the electricity grid resulting in higher prices and no reinvestment in major infrastructure. Water and electricity are vital to modern life and yet our brainless "leaders" leave our destiny to "market forces". Lunatics in charge of the asylum, they never learn.

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