.Leaders to meet in Canberra
Eight of our state and territory leaders will meet with the Prime Minister on Friday 7 December, to decide the future of the electricity market.
You can take a seat at the table by emailing our political leaders.
The Council Of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting taking place in Canberra will consider the reforms proposed by the Federal Government.
CHOICE has welcomed several of the proposed reforms, including measures to make energy networks more efficient and increases in the resources for the Australian Energy Regulator to scrutinise spending.
However, state and territory leaders have yet to embrace the proposals. It is uncertain if any agreement will be reached, and if any action will be taken.
What CHOICE wants
CHOICE is calling on all political leaders not to fumble this once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix Australia’s broken electricity system and reduce future pressure on household bills.
That is why we have launched the Countdown for Electricity Reform campaign. The campaign will send emails to our decisions makers, and will run between now and Friday. It is demanding that our politicians do not run out the clock on electricity reform.
Let our politicians know that you will be watching them this Friday - send your email now!
Why we need energy market reform
Household electricity bills are soaring, and the main driver is the multi-billion dollar price tag for energy infrastructure. Without major reforms to this broken system, wasteful spending will continue to increase our bills.
CHOICE recently joined with the Australian Industry Group, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Energy Efficiency Council to launch A Plan for Affordable Energy, with proposals to reduce the pressure on electricity bills.
We have also launched Take the Power Back, a campaign that has helped almost 4000 Australians write to their state and federal energy ministers demanding reforms.
Now we are launching Countdown for Electricity Reform campaign to apply more pressure in the final days before the meeting of the premiers and the Prime Minister this Friday. You can help reduce electricity price rises by emailing our political leaders.
You can also help by signing up as a campaign supporter.