Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, James Griffin has called on the NSW Labor Government to reconsider energy bill relief for households as energy price rises increase pressures on household budgets.

“From 1 July energy prices in the Manly electorate and across New South Wales increased by around 20%, adding pressure to household budgets already feeling the squeeze under Federal Labor’s cost of living crisis,” Mr Griffin said.

“Half of all NSW households will receive no energy bill relief for seven years under this Labor Government, which dumped the Liberal and Nationals Government’s $250 rebate.”

The Member for Manly said, “A re-elected Coalition Government would have provided every household in NSW with $250 off their energy bills by simply looking for a better deal.

“Instead, under this Labor Government around 1.5 million households get nothing.,” Mr Griffin said.

“Labor has chosen union bosses over hard-working families, by cutting essential cost of living relief to fund their $2.5 billion public sector wage increase.”

Mr Griffin said, “The Government should reconsider its priorities and provide energy bill relief for all NSW families and households.

“We’re yet to see any detail from Chris Minns and his Government on their proposed government-owned energy bureaucracy, which by Chris Minns’ own admission won’t deliver households any savings for up to seven years.”

“Labor’s broken promises and wrong priorities mean families right across the Manly electorate are paying more.”

“Only the Liberals and Nationals can be trusted to put families ahead of unions and deliver meaningful cost of living relief,” Mr Griffin concluded.