2018 State Election: Looking at power and cost of living

The YP Country Times continues its series asking local candidates about important issues ahead of the state election on Saturday, March 17. This week’s topic is electricity prices and cost of living.

Sam Davies SA-Best

LIKE the majority, I have struggled in recent years to balance a household budget with increasing power costs. Adding solar panels has helped but, despite this, I have seen essential services increase much faster than wages.
The number one issue of small business owners I have visited in my campaigning has been utility prices. The inequity of charges for business versus households, and the general cost increases, makes it difficult to stay in business.
For full report see this week's print issue of YP Country Times

Fraser Ellis Liberal

SOUTH Australian families and businesses are drowning under skyrocketing costs of living.
In recent years, massive increases to electricity bills, council rates, water bills and the Emergency Services Levy have hurt family budgets and smashed businesses. The state Liberals have comprehensive plans to put more dollars back into your pocket.
For full report see this week's print issue of YP Country Times

Rebecca Hewett  Australian Conservatives

THE rising cost of living is putting pressure on the majority of South Australians.
No amount of political spin can hide the truth — Narungga families, businesses and farmers are hurting.
For full report see this week's print issue of YP Country Times

Doug Milera Labor

LABOR is focussed on reducing the cost of living for South Australians by putting downward pressure on energy costs and supporting people on low incomes with a range of concessions and discounts.
The state government provides $170million worth of concessions to more than 180,000 households for expenses including energy, water, sewerage, the Emergency Services Levy and the Cost of Living Concession.
For full report see this week's print issue of YP Country Times

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