Community facilities | February 02, 2016

Cost of living pressures – Have your say

The Victorian Liberal National Coalition has launched CostWatch, an initiative to hear directly from Victorians about the cost of living pressures they face.

Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy said the project aims to uncover cost-of-living issues by Victorian families, get households and businesses talking, and most importantly use people power to reduce unnecessary costs.

“The Andrews Labor Government keeps promising to ease the cost of living pressures, but empty promises equal empty wallets,” Ms Kealy said.

“There is no question that cost-of-living pressures such as high fuel prices and excessive household electricity and gas increases are taking their toll on households and families. These are on top of the impacts of the current dry seasonal conditions and over 12,000 full time job losses in North West Victoria, reducing the amount of money people have to spend.

“Whether it is utility bills, transport or health costs, the cost of living is rising sharply and it is time to take action,” she said.

The Liberal National Coalition wants to hear directly from Victorians and over the coming months they will take the CostWatch initiative around the State.

For more information, and to share your story or provide feedback about cost of living pressures, visit or contact Emma Kealy via [email protected] or in writing to PO Box 41, Horsham 3402.

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