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Liberals Mislead Tasmanians over TEELS Scheme

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Tags: Cost of Living, Energy Efficiency, State Budget, Aurora

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader

In Budget Estimates today, the Energy Minister confirmed the Westpac credit card scheme the Liberals have fraudulently badged as a cost of living measure won't cost the government a cent.

After initially falsely claiming the $10 million energy efficiency 'loan scheme' was in the Budget papers, the red-faced Minister tried to claim the costs were 'administrative' costs borne by Aurora. 

When we exposed that as a false claim, the Secretary of State Growth clarified that the $10 million is Westpac's money.

The Liberals are not investing a cent in the TEELS scheme, and Aurora's role has been confirmed to be minimal.

So now we know, this is a credit card scheme with participants facing exorbitant commercial credit card interest rates at the end of three years.

It's a sham of a cost of living measure.