ACCC Chairman slams gas moratoria

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims.

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chairman Rod Sims has identified gas moratoria’s in states and territories as one of the reasons behind the energy crisis.

Addressing the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday, Mr Sims said energy affordability issues are already hitting Australia’s manufacturing sector hard.

“We at the ACCC have been sounding the alarm in relation to business energy costs for some time, it is great that there is now considerable focus on the issue,” said Mr Sims.

“We have gas affordability issues for completely different reasons to those driving our electricity affordability issues.

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