'Difficult to justify' water charges ...

'Difficult to justify' water charges to rise on lost revenue

There are 2 comments on the Sydney Morning Herald story from Jul 30, 2012, titled 'Difficult to justify' water charges to rise on lost revenue. In it, Sydney Morning Herald reports that:

The average Canberra household can expect an increase in water charges of at least 10 per cent next year as Actew Water tries to recoup $268 million in lost revenue and pay for capital works, including the Cotter dam.

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Since: Dec 10

Armadale, Australia

#1 Jul 31, 2012
Government works cost more then they should be the ones to bear the cost of the feckup, everytime something goes belly up or is subject to government negligence the public have to pay for their mistakes....an energy plant blows up hit the consummer, a damm costs more hit the consumer, WA inc goes bust add an extra $50 bucks to everyones license's Flood damage due to government negligence and the councils inability to know to build on higher ground so hit everyone for a flood levvy... what is the point of paying taxes if the government we get can just hit us up for anything anytime they feel like it and the same goes with utilities. The Sugar industry is suffering add a tax to a bag of sugar so the consumer pays for it....This is the way a crime family does bussiness not responsible, able, efficient governments...We need people up there that know what there doing that know how to cost for contruction and roadworks damms and power.... I appreciate there are times things have to go up but this is daylight robery and those committing it are our governments both federal and state and they are double dipping because they are all so feckin useless....and they are getting away with it......Whatever happened to the government that knew how to budget, that knew how to give tax incentives, that knew how to supply services within the money they were allotted?...Now they just drain you like the blood sucking leaches they are.....
true blue

Embleton, Australia

#2 Jul 31, 2012
The basics of a civilised country - water, electricity, gas, buying your own home,are slowing being taxed out of reach of most people.... In the so called 'lucky country', this is a disgrace...

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