Media Release - Minister for Environment Peter Garrett - A ''Green Start" for vulnerable households
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Environment Minister Peter Garrett today announced a new $130
million program to help improve the energy and water efficiency of
low-income and disadvantaged Australian households. Visiting the
YWCA in Canberra, Mr Garrett said the Rudd Government's will
connect Australia's most vulnerable households with practical and
personal advice and support. "On average, low-income earners spend
a higher proportion of their weekly household budget on energy and
water, making these Australians particularly vulnerable to the
impacts of climate change" Mr Garrett said.
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