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Monday, 7 November 2011
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Senator WONG (South AustraliaMinister for Finance and Deregulation) (18:00): I am saying that the electricity price impact is modelled across the economy. You do not assess by occupation. It would be like saying that we should work out what the electricity cost to someone in a different occupation is. If the question is what is the impact on the agricultural sector, that is a different question to the impact on an occupation. I have outlined what the response to that is and I have outlined the additional assistance which is in place. I make the point that you are looking at about a 0.7 increase on the CPI across the economy.