Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
The Andrews Labor government’s incompetence in the rollout of its solar energy rebates has been further exposed with today’s solar rebate website crash.
It follows last week’s announcement that the rebates scheme would be overhauled.
Gippsland East Nationals MP Tim Bull says that the reforms haven’t fixed anything and the scheme’s fundamental flaws remain.
“The monthly scramble to apply for a rebate has been replaced by a fortnightly contest that is just a smokescreen.
“A better system would be to accept applications on a continuous basis, to provide phone support to help applicants calmly work through the process and then allocate rebates progressively using criteria that ensures equity across metro and regional areas.
“It’s still first in best dressed, if you can actually log in to the website.
“Solar Homes Victoria was today advising applicants to check both their website and their social media site for updates as to when their website would be back up and running.
“But both their website and Facebook page refers you to the other.
“Neither provides information as to when Solar Homes Victoria will be restarting this incompetent allocation system.
“The Solar Homes program has led to job losses, closed businesses and a reduction in the number of solar panels being installed.
“Even with the belated changes, Daniel Andrews still can’t get this program to work.”