Power giant budgeted for price cuts but still appealed against lower prices

Craig Thomson
By Craig Thomson
October 8 2017 - 10:30pm
Angry: Country Labor’s Charlie Sheahan said Essential Energy had been caught out lying about why it went to court to fight price cuts.

Essential Energy had budgeted for price cuts if it lost an appeal against the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) but went to court anyway - according to documents obtained by the NSW Labor Opposition.


Craig Thomson

I am a media and communications professional with experience across print, digital, social and radio broadcast. I am currently an Editor at Australian Community Media of three southeast Queensland mastheads, the Redland City Bulletin, the Jimboomba Times and the Beaudesert Times. I was a Senior Journalist, at the Glen Innes Examiner before becoming the editor of the Young Witness, then the Daily Liberal and then seven suburban mastheads in southeast Sydney, including St George and Sutherland Shire Leader. I was a Radio Broadcaster/Presenter on Bay FM, a Music Journalist, a Travel Blogger, a Film and Television Analyst/Writer and a Political Commentator. I was a serious musician, but now I am just an enthusiastic hobbyist.