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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 1 Hansard (17 February) . . Page.. 423..


(3) The total cost to government for the Energy Concession Rebate was:

(a) 2004-05: $4,573,941.00

(b) 2005-06: $4,108,312.55

(c) 2006-07: $4,979,141.00

(d) 2007-08: $4,864,281.00

(e) 2008-09: $5,172,792.06

(f) 2009-10: $4,907,384.67

(4) The figures used as the 'average household energy bill' per annum were:

(a) 2004-05: $993 pa.

(b) 2005-06: $1,025 pa.

(c) 2006-07: $1,065 pa.

(d) 2007-08: $1,243 pa.

(e) 2008-09: $1,324 pa.

(f) 2009-10: $1,506 pa.

(5) Holders of the following cards are eligible to receive the Energy Concession rebate:

(a) Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card (PCC);

(b) Centrelink Health Care Card (HCC); and

(c) Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card.

(6) No.

(7) The applicant needs to apply directly to their retailer. The applicant needs to provide sufficient information for the energy retailer to determine the applicant's eligibility for the rebate. The applicant also needs to include a statement authorising the retailer to disclose relevant information about the applicant to Centrelink, the Department of Veterans' Affairs or the ACT Government, for the purposes of administering the concession, including verification of eligibility and reporting.

(8) The Energy Concession Rebate is designed to improve the affordability of essential services for low income residents of the ACT. When determining the Rebate, the retail price of electricity, set by the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC), is taken into account. The Energy Concession Rebate covers both electricity and natural gas. The rebate only appears on the electricity bill.

Alcohol—liquor licences (Question No 1380)

Mr Rattenbury asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 9 December 2010:

(1) In relation to liquor licence applications received under the Liquor Act 2010 and fees paid under the Liquor (Fees) Determination 2010 (No 1), what was the total amount of fees that were received by the Government.

(2) How many applications were for (a) renewals and (b) new licences.

(3) For applications relating to off licences, how many were for an annual liquor purchase of (a) less than $100,000, (b) $100,000 to $500,000, (c) $500,000 to $1 million, (d) $1 million to $3 million and (e) over $3 million.


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