Canberrra: The carbon tax police prepare to move into their plush new offices and are looking for "23 fridges, 14 dishwashers, 26 microwaves, two ovens, two cooktops, two wall-mounted rangehoods and a 40-bottle wine cabinet with a glass and stainless-steel front .
But the government insists the energy efficiency of the building will save taxpayers money in the long run." Yeah right!
Climate Scam Minister Combet says they may reconsider the wine cooler - I guess 40 bottles may be on the light side !
Adelaide: In contrast to the Canberra snouters more than 10000 have had power disconnected as they are unable to pay escalating energy costs .No plush offices or wine coolers for these people - no power either!
Soaring power prices are being blamed for this 38 per cent spike in disconnections, with welfare groups reporting those on fixed incomes suffering the most - including one man who had to resort to cooking his meals over a wood fire in his back-yard for six months after being disconnected.
Welfare agency Anglicare said it had reports of disconnected households commonly using candles for lighting, heating rooms with barbecues - and keeping perishables such as milk and butter in Eskies.