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The Boomerang Paradox, Part II: Policy Prescriptions for Reducing Fuel Poverty in Australia.


An analysis suggests that incremental GST collections from electricity accounts are more than adequate to eliminate fuel poverty. This could facilitate access to efficient electric appliances and in-home displays for fuel-poor households. The widespread shift to smart meters and time-of-use tariff structures is also required to address the source of the problem - rising peak demand.