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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 11 November 2021) . . Page.. 3441 ..


(8) The ACT Government does not collect data at the level of detail requested. Matters relating to gas supply in the ACT are best directed towards Evoenergy. Evoenergy owns the ACT gas network.

(9) The ACT Government does not collect data at the level of detail requested. Matters relating to gas supply in the ACT are best directed towards Evoenergy. Evoenergy owns the ACT gas network.

(10) The ACT Government established the Utilities Hardship Fund in 2020 to support ACT energy consumers who may have difficulty paying their electricity bills as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Four electricity retailers volunteered to participate. The ACT Government co-funds $100 vouchers for participating retailers to provide to vulnerable consumers. The fund was run in 2020-21 and is being run again for 2021-22.

For those in particular need, a government Utilities Concession is available for $750 per year. The Government is also providing an additional $250 rebate to eligible households for 2021-22, taking the 2021-22 payment to $1000.

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[1] Source: https://www.aer.gov.au/system/files/AER%20Jurisdictional%20Snapshots%202019-20.pdf


Government—Future Jobs Fund(Question No 425)

Mr Cain asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 17 September 2021:

(1) In relation to the Future Jobs Fund initiative in the 2020-21 Budget, can the Minister provide any modelling done to demonstrate the anticipated protection or creation of 1,000+ jobs.

(2) What criteria will be applied when distributing grants and other support payments through the Future Jobs Fund.

(3) Will the ACT Government fund the Future Jobs Fund from debt; if not, how will it be funded.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) This figure is an estimate that will be dependent on a range of factors including labour market and economic conditions over the four years of the Fund.

(2) Criteria for the distribution of grants and other payments will be finalised as programs are developed.

(3) No. Funding under the Future Jobs Fund will be provided as expense and capital and sourced from revenues. These mechanisms will be used to deliver a range of activities to protect or create new jobs in high growth sectors in the ACT.



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