Low income renters can expect to keep paying higher bills and suffer the consequences as bill is defeated

There are many logical and economic reasons to support better energy efficiency in housing especially for low income housing where standards sometimes verge on the appalling, but no, the government says no again. Pay up, you lowly renters. It’s status quo at the coal mine.

The Coalition has yet again shown that energy efficiency for low income households is far from down its priority list with its rejection of a bill to create tax concessions for energy efficiency measure in rental properties.

The proposal was that properties rented for $300 a week or less would quality for tax deduction of up to $2000 if the rent is $300 or less. 

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Source: The Fifth Estate