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LIBERALS GAS CRISIS WILL COST MANUFACTURING JOBS

December 19, 2018

Scott Morrison and the Liberals failure to handle the extraordinary energy crisis that has emerged under their government can only be matched by their complete inability to fix the gas crisis.

For two years skyrocketing gas prices have meant Australian manufacturers are failing to secure affordable gas contracts.

Once again the ACCC interim gas inquiry report has found prices are still too high – about two or three times higher than the historical average.

Against these findings, ACCC Chair Rod Sims has warned today in the Financial Review, "I have no doubt that some manufacturing companies will close because of gas prices at the current level. I have no doubt about that.”

With Energy Users Association of Australia Chief Executive, Andrew Richards adding, "We know of many companies who are actively considering their future in Australia. They are being driven out by high energy prices, particularly gas."

A Shorten Labor Government will ensure Australia’s energy needs are put first, introducing measures to boost local gas supply, put downward pressure on gas prices and protect Australian jobs.
 

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