Victorian Energy Compare
18 September 2018, Mr McCURDY (Ovens Valley): My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and the action that I seek is that the minister resolve the $50 rebate debacle that is causing so much grief for individuals, including pensioners and our most vulnerable Victorians who need the rebate the most.
The minister for energy has tried to hoodwink the Victorian public by setting up another sham process for Victorians to shop around and get better power prices for their homes.
A $50 rebate was offered — and personally I do not know anyone who would not want a free 50 bucks — but constituents are telling me that they cannot access the website. Some do not have the internet, some do not have the skills to go to a library and search and many have just given up after three or four attempts.
The minister needs to admit that this is a stunt and has only built up hope for so many and delivered so little for most. Like most of Labor's stunts, this one has backfired on them again.
The action required is that the minister explain to Victorians how she will fix this monumental stuff-up and deliver the rebates she promised.