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Power up: Queensland households to receive $50 electricity rebate

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Queenslanders will get a $50 cut in their third-quarter electricity bills this year.

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In announcing the move, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said her Government understood some households had been doing it tough.

The rebate is also in recognition of the fact many people have worked from home during the pandemic and used more electricity.

It is part of the Asset Ownership Dividend scheme and due to the Government’s ownership of the electricity system.

“We know a lot of people are doing it tough across the State. Today we are very pleased to announce that the Government took the decision yesterday that we would giving an electricity rebate,” Palaszczuk said.

She said the $50 rebate, for all households, will be applied in the third quarter of 2022.

Palaszczuk said it was aimed at easing cost of living pressures. It comes on top of a $200 rebate in 2020 as part of Covid-19 measures.

Energy Minister Mick de Brenni also urged people to shop around and seek the best electricity deals they could.

He said that 11 per cent of households currently pay the default market rate.

But shopping around for a better rate could save families $523 per year, de Brenni said.

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