Prime Minister defends her stance on power prices

Prime Minister defends her stance on power prices

 Prime Minister Julia Gillard has defended her attack on state government’s, accusing them of jacking up electricity prices to increase their revenue, at the expense of struggling families.

Ms Gillard has been accused of hypocrisy by the NSW and Victorian governments, following her address to the Energy Policy Institute yesterday, where she called on Premiers to take action on increasing power bills.

Speaking to the ABC this morning, she’s rejected a claim that the carbon tax is to blame for increased power price.

Ms Gillard says electricty prices began long before a price on carbon was decided upon.

She warned state Premiers they need to take action to decrease power prices, or she’ll be forced to step in and take action herself.

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