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We are no closer to solving our energy cost crisis

The results of the YourLifeChoices Friday Flash Poll: Solving Australia’s energy cost crisis reveals that we are no closer to providing a solution to our rapidly rising energy costs.

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Friday Flash Poll: Solving Australia’s energy cost crisis

Take part in our Friday Flash Poll and tell us what you really think about our energy dilemma.

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Renewable energy subsidy plan would ‘cut power prices’

The Labor Party’s long-awaited energy policy is a boon for renewable generation and aims to make power less expensive while reducing the carbon emissions produced by the electricity sector.

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Opinion: Promises of cheaper power are probably empty

Scott Morrison's assault on power prices is hyperbolic. There is little the Government can do in a free market such as the electricity sector to force base prices down.

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Research finds energy price rises hitting pensioners hard

Householders’ income spent on energy in Australia is surging, according to new research commissioned by the Australian Council of Social Service and the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

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Rising costs and Age Pension stagnation in spotlight

Are cost-of-living pressures hurting retirees or is it all just talk? Senior economist with The Australia Institute Matt Grudnoff explains the forces at work.

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Regulator names power companies putting lives at risk

The electricity regulator has named two companies that failed to warn customers on life support that their power would be cut off and identified others which broke the rules around unfair disconnections.

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PM says energy supplement for pensioners will stay

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Wednesday the energy supplement paid to pensioners and other welfare recipients has been spared the chopping block.

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Explained: why gas prices jump in winter

It is a painful fact of life for consumers that in a market economy, when demand for a resource goes up, so does its price – and that is why your gas bill skyrockets over winter.

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No excuses, says consumer body as AGL posts $1b profit

Energy giant AGL reveals its full-year earnings have jumped by more than a quarter, allowing it to post a $1 billion profit, as a key consumer group says the time for excuses on retail costs is over.

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“It’s time to unmask the crooks”, say irate members

Irate YourLifeChoices members have their say on all that’s wrong in the energy sector.

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Energy plans can be confusing. Here’s what you need to know

We are bombarded with messages about changing our energy retailer to save money, but the plans are often confusing. We explain how your energy plan works.

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