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How Power Prices are Completely Changing on July 1

From July 1, power prices in Australia will never be the same again. The years of discounts as big as 45% in some states, and prices that are some of the biggest in the world, are over. That’s because the federal government has acted to introduce a new ‘Default Market Offer’, or benchmark bill, for your electricity. This change will affect millions of Aussies in the switching areas... Read more
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How Power Prices are Completely Changing on July 1

From July 1, power prices in Australia will never be the same again. The years of discounts as big as 45% in some states, and prices that are some of the biggest in the world, are over. That’s because the federal government has acted to introduce a new ‘Default Market Offer’, or benchmark bill, for your electricity. This change will affect millions of Aussies in the switching areas... Read more
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Current Available Energy Rebates

We all love government freebies, but sometimes the hardest part can be where to apply. This week eligible NSW seniors were promised $200 a year from the Berejiklian State government, but this is just the crest that forms an enormous wave of energy cashback opportunities.   It isn’t just good news in NSW, with multiple states increasing the sum of their grants every year. There are ... Read more
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Is a Regulated Power Price the Answer

According to a report by the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) and the Brotherhood of St Laurence, a regulated retail power price could save households $261 a year in electricity bills. The con to a regulated power price is that those who are proactive about their energy and seek out discounted offers could find them harder to secure. While the government proposed default ... Read more
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How Much Could You Save by Switching

A recent report gave some shocking figures when it came to Aussies and energy bills. 13 million Aussie’s struggle with energy bills 34% of Aussies cut back on their energy usage Men are more likely to switch or as ask for a better deal Households can save money but you have to be active in the energy market. Meaning, you have to be proactive about saving yourself money. HO... Read more
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Understanding Deregulation

If you are shopping around for energy providers, you might have seen that the discounts in your state are lower or higher than discounts in another state. If you have ever wondered why there is a difference, it’s because electricity and gas has been deregulated in some states and at different times. As a general rule, Victoria has the highest electricity discounts, followed by NSW, SA... Read more
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The Government Could Slash Your Power Bill by Up to $750

Australian energy bills are at an all-time high and they’ve become the number one political issue in the country. A new 400-page report from consumer watchdog the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has recommended 56 changes to the Australian energy market that they say could save Aussie homes up to $750 on their annual bill. We read the report so you didn’t have to and here are ... Read more
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Understanding Your Energy Bill

If you’re like most everyday Aussies and you find your energy bills are somewhat confusing, here are a few handy definitions to keep in mind when deciding whether your plan is a good one or an indication you need to shop around. STANDING OFFER: This is the basic offer for electricity and gas, without any discount applied. If you never shop around, this is the plan you will automatically be g... Read more
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Energy Saving Rebates

Get all the Energy rebates you’re entitled to, including new $50 rebates in two states. Victorians and Queenslanders were gifted $50 towards their energy bills this week as state governments fight to avoid blame for high power prices.  For Queenslanders, the rebate “will be automatically applied to your electricity account from 30 April 2018, and will appear on your next electricity bill”. ... Read more
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Energy Saving Rebates

Get all the Energy rebates you’re entitled to, including new $50 rebates in two states. Victorians and Queenslanders were gifted $50 towards their energy bills this week as state governments fight to avoid blame for high power prices.  For Queenslanders, the rebate “will be automatically applied to your electricity account from 30 April 2018, and will appear on your next electricity bill”. ... Read more
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