NSW Labor Leader Michael Daley has been caught misleading consumers and long-term caravan park residents about how much they can be charged for electricity.
Mr Daley has promised to change the law to stop residential land lease operators charging residents more for electricity than the rate the operator has to pay to the utility service provider.
However, in the recent case of Reckless v Silva Portfolios Pty Ltd t/as Ballina Waterfront & Tourist Park, referred to in a media release Mr Daley issued today, the Supreme Court held that long-term resident caravan parks already cannot charge residents more than the actual cost of electricity.
Better Regulation Minister Matt Kean said Labor’s comments risk confusing residents about their legal rights and could lead to thousands of residents copping higher electricity charges.
“As a former lawyer, Daley should know the issue has already been resolved by the courts”, Mr Kean said.
“Michael Daley is either deliberately misleading consumers, or he doesn’t understand how the law works.
“Either way, he’s shown, again, that he’s not fit to lead the State.
“If he can’t get even basic facts right, how could Mr Daley govern NSW?
“As a Minister, Michael Daley lied about the benefits of the Iron Cove Bridge duplication, and now, the man who thanked Eddie Obeid in his maiden speech is at it again.
“Under Michael Daley, it’s back to the future for Labor, who’s putting their political interests before the interests of hardworking families.
“Michael Daley needs to come clean today, correct the record and make clear to residents that they already cannot be overcharged for electricity by long-term resident caravan park operators.”