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Constituency Question: Home Energy Upgrades

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Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
12 November 2020

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My question is for the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and the question I ask is: will the minister fund home energy upgrades for homes in the Prahran electorate in the upcoming state budget? Too many homes in the Prahran electorate, particularly rented homes, just are not up to scratch. Renters have told me about poor insulation, astronomical heating bills and homes that are draughty and freezing in winter, so let us put energy efficiency back on the table—energy efficiency for homes and grants for home owners and landlords to improve energy efficiency by draught-proofing their houses, double glazing windows, installing insulation, replacing old gas heaters and helping more renters get solar—I note Solar Homes is falling well short of its original target for solar for rentals. It is something that the UK government is on board with; they put billions of pounds into energy efficiency. The ACT government is helping households get off gas. Home energy upgrades will make homes more livable, more sustainable, more affordable and will cut emissions, cut bills and create jobs.

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Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
12 November 2020
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