A blunt warning of notice from member for Warrego Ann Leahy and the LNP today for CEO’S and senior executives of Queensland Power providers- Get prices realistic or lose money from your own pocket.
Ms Leahy says it’s time power bosses stopped being paid enormous bonuses for collecting what she says are nothing more than hidden taxes by the Labor government, served to consumers in the form of power price hikes.
“While Queenslanders struggle to keep the lights on, some energy bosses are paid more than $900,000 including $100,000 bonuses. The more money power companies can gouge from families and small businesses and return to the Labor Government to prop up its coffers, the bigger the executive bonuses.”
Ms Leahy says an LNP Government will restructure the pay of power company executives and that will include freezing all bonuses.
“That means these executives will not receive their bonus until power prices fall. Our policy will apply to around 30 top executives at Powerlink, CS Energy, Stanwell, Energy Queensland, Energex and Ergon who will be set performance targets aimed at reducing the cost of electricity.”
Ms Leahy says the LNP understands families can’t continue to face the pain of skyrocketing electricity prices.
“Enough is enough. It’s time Queenslanders are given a fair go.”