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Australia’s energy affordability crisis – how you can fight back

There’s shocking news for Australians struggling to pay their energy bills. Photo: Getty
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In an address, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims delivered shocking findings on Australia’s energy affordability crisis.

Not only are gas and electricity prices more expensive, they’re actually rising disproportionately faster compared to wages and household spending.

This rise hits Aussies on lower incomes the hardest.

These battlers are forking out their disposable income at a rate around five times greater than high-income earners.

And for many it’s reached a crisis point, with the ACCC finding that some Aussies rationed their electricity to make it through winter, sacrificing medical bills to pay for electricity.

There has never been a more important time to review your bills, and with new comparison service ElectricityandGas.com.au it’s easy to access the best deals in your area, all in one place.

Here’s how you do it

Step 1: Visit ElectricityandGas.com.au

Step 2: Once you select your preferred coverage options, you will have the opportunity to compare quotes from multiple health funds.

The good news is that Aussies aren’t out of options. If you haven’t changed your bills in a while, there’s a good chance that you could be missing out on real savings.

There’s a lot of variation in the market, but for most Aussies actually finding a good policy can feel like finding a needle in a haystack.

“The retail electricity market is … characterised by very wide price dispersion (a consumer can save hundreds of dollars by moving from the worst to the best offer), and great complexity (the best offers can be hard to find),” Sims reported in his speech.

That’s why we started ElectricityandGas.com.au, because, with prices on the rise, we think Aussies deserve the chance to find a better deal.

Why should you be paying more for the exact same product when there could be a better offer?

We find you the best plans in your area, and take the hassle out of comparing.

Best of all, our service is 100 per cent free and we don’t mark up any policies.

ElectricityandGas.com.au is a trusted online service that makes comparison shopping for electricity and gas packages easy.

With the click of a button, you too can be on your way to finding home energy packages at the right price for you and your family.