Electricity disconnection hotspot map pinpoints ‘huge economic challenges’

New data shows extreme financial distress is the reason many Australians have their electricity disconnected, not the high cost of power alone…Mr Dufty said a major concern was the areas identified as experiencing “extreme fuel poverty” in areas of NSW, such as Dubbo and Orange. “Imagine being disconnected five times in three years, that’s the power on-off, on-off, obviously there’s some entrenched fuel poverty there.”Some more affluent inner-city suburbs of Melbourne and Sydney were also identified, and Mr Dufty said in those locations some students or public housing tenants may be struggling to pay their electricity bills.

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