Question - Aurora+ app
Tuesday 21 June 2022, Question without notice
Ms ARMITAGE question to DEPUTY LEADER of the GOVERNMENT in the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, Ms PALMER
In reference to the media release issued by the Premier and Minister for Energy and Renewables on 17 June, titled 'Tasmanian Winter Energy Assistance Package', regarding point 3 'no charge for aurora+ from 1 July 2022', can the honourable Deputy Leader please clarify:
(1) is this simply the cost of delivering the aurora+ app that was to be charged to all Aurora customers irrespective of whether they used the app? Or is removing the $40 annual charge for use of the app?
Mr President, I thank the member for the question. The Government has requested, and Aurora has agreed, to not include the charge approved by the Tasmanian Economic Regulator. Further, the current annual fee for the product will not be charged to those that are using, and elect to use, aurora+ for the next 12 months, when it will be reviewed.