Electricity and gas among fastest rising household expenses in the last decade

According to the latest released consumer price index (CPI) figures from the ABS, the cost of electricity and gas were the fastest rising household expenses for Australians in the last decade, trailing only increases in the costs of tobacco and tailored cigarettes.

10,000 Australians (and counting) now saving on energy bills forever with DiFY

Instead of performing a new energy comparison every time your contract is due to renew, Make it Cheaper customers can sign up to DiFY once, then get great savings forever. The response to DiFY has been phenomenal, and today we've signed up our 10,000th DiFY customer.

78% of Australian small businesses overpaying on electricity

A study of over 22,000 business and household energy customer’s bills in the first half of 2018 by energy comparison company Make it Cheaper has revealed most customers are paying for unnecessarily high bills if they fail to compare multiple retailer offers.

NEG endorsed by Coalition party room

The National Energy Guarantee (NEG) was endorsed by an overwhelming majority of Coalition MPs in a party room meeting today, clearing the way for new legislation to be tabled as early as this week.

Progress on National Energy Guarantee inches forward following COAG meeting

The Turnbull Government’s proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG) has won a small victory today with state and territory governments avoiding any action to block the scheme in a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) decision in Sydney.

Make it Cheaper's Doug Payne talks energy with Matt McKenzie from Perth’s 89.7FM

Make it Cheaper's Doug Payne talks energy with Matt McKenzie from Perth’s 89.7fm

1 July 2018 Energy Price Changes

Australia's major energy retailers have updated their 1 July pricing tariffs for 2018 across New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia with some minor relief compared to the last few years of significant price increases.

How Will The 2018 Federal Budget Impact Australian Energy Customer?

Australian consumers will get a better deal from power companies under the 2018 federal budget, with a cash injection of $41.5 million going towards the government’s energy policies.   The budget set aside $28.7 million to push ahead with the design and development of the National Energy Guarantee, and the creation of an access data platform which will empower consumers to get a better deal on their power bill by giving them more information about their energy usage.

Energy Bills Set To Skyrocket Unless Wholesale Gas Prices Are Reduced

Australian households will be paying up to $430 more for electricity by the end of 2019, unless wholesale gas prices are significantly reduced.   A new report commissioned by the Australian Workers Union found that consumers are already paying between $100 and $200 more than what the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission considers fair.