Meredith Munro’s electricity bills regularly top $100 a month.
The other elderly residents in her small Port Melbourne public housing estate also often struggle, on their pensions, to pay their power bills.
“A lot of people don’t turn on their power in winter to save money,” said the 72-year-old retired teacher.
Most tenants on the Williamstown Road estate live independently, but many are sick or immobile. “Everybody has got some sort of ailment,” said Ms Munro. It means most are home a lot – meaning their power bills are higher.
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Source: The Age