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LETTER: Turning a blind eye

SIR, – Due to the ongoing concerns relating to gas supply in Horsham and surrounding areas, I add my experiences with Energy Australia and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio.

The general attitude of both is to show no understanding of the hardships of the ‘quiet Australians’ living in rural areas. My belief is that the Victorian Government is turning a blind eye to the company’s control of gas supply.

I wrote to the minister requesting an explanation about why Energy Australia had a monopoly on gas supply. After some time I received a document via email that did not answer my question, but did indicate some organanised confusion – smoke and mirrors.

The minister, to my understanding, should be representing the people of Victoria. 

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Her attitude and response are to not give answers or explanations or investigate why we are being ripped off. The minister simply passes the buck, hoping it will go away.

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has attempted to gets answers but we still have this continuation of contempt by the minister.

Maybe the people of Horsham should start a petition to the minister and-or flood her department with emails requesting action.

It is my belief the local media, Ms Kealy and the community’s combined efforts need to express the ‘emergency’ affecting families and local industries. I request they all take action to work together to remove this monopoly and to allow other energy companies to have a fair go at supplying gas to the Horsham area.

Allan Day, Horsham

The entire October 16, 2019 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!