The Canberra Times reports on attempted economic vandalism by Bill Stefaniak as he draws a very long bow to claim the Government’s water pricing changes are a levy, which only the Federales can impose.
The Government has responded:
The purpose of the fee was to raise revenue, to reflect the real value of water and to act as a demand mechanism.
Until the supply/demand equation levels out to the point we can end water restrictions, and in the absence of any other rational indicators of the real price of water, I don’t think Bill’s got much of an argument.
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More to the point, if Bill is gong to go into bat for Queanbeyan and the Golf clubs, can he please explain his water policy?