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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 1 Hansard (17 February) . . Page.. 422..


carried out under its insulation program. Reporting on that program is the responsibility of the Federal Government.

Energy—concession rebate (Question No 1379)

Mr Rattenbury asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 9 December 2010:

(1) How much was the Energy Concession payment, per recipient, in (a) 2004-2005, (b) 2005-2006, (c) 2006-2007, (d) 2007-2008, (e) 2008-2009 and (f) 2009-2010.

(2) How many people received the Energy Concession Rebate in those years referred to in part (1).

(3) What was the total cost to government for the Energy Concession Rebate in those years referred to in part (1).

(4) What figures did the Government use as the 'average household energy bill' when undertaking modelling for determining the Energy Concession Rebate in those years referred to in part (1).

(5) What are the current eligibility requirements to receive the Energy Concession rebate.

(6) Have the criteria changed since 2004; if so, how.

(7) What is the process for applying for the Energy Concession Rebate once a customer has contacted their energy retailer.

(8) How does the Energy Concession Rebate take account of all energy costs to householders, such as gas, and is the cost of gas included in the indexing process for the rebate.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The Energy Concession payment, per recipient, per annum was:

(a) 2004-05: $189.11 pa.

(b) 2005-06: $189.11 pa.

(c) 2006-07: $189.11 pa.

(d) 2007-08: $189.11 pa.

(e) 2008-09: $194.87 pa.

(f) 2009-10: $194.87 pa.

(2) The number of people receiving the Energy Concession Rebate was:

(a) 2004-05: approximately 24,201

(b) 2005-06: approximately 21,737

(c) 2006-07: approximately 26,345

(d) 2007-08: approximately 25,737

(e) 2008-09: approximately 26,545

(f) 2009-10: approximately 25,183

Note: Figures are approximate, as people join or leave the program during the year as their circumstances change.


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