Jared Mullane

Jared Mullane Jared Mullane is an energy journalist at Canstar Blue, reporting on news and trends within the retail market. Whether it’s base rates, sign-up incentives or good old-fashioned customer service, Jared aims to help Aussies find a better deal on their power. His candid approach to an often-convoluted industry can be credited to his background in journalism. Aside from what’s making headlines, Jared also has an interest in electric vehicles, household energy efficiency and off-grid technologies.

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Aurora Energy announces some relief for Tasmanians, but is it enough?

Posted by March 27th 2020

Aurora Energy has outlined details of a support package that will offer some relief to Tasmanians affected by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The assistance package includes a $5 million ‘COVID-19 Support Fund’ designed to provide aid …

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Why you may not be able to call your energy company right now

Posted by March 26th 2020

With much of Australia – and the world – now in self-isolation due to coronavirus, many businesses have been adversely impacted and staff have been sent home to work where possible. Energy companies are no …

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Dodgy door-to-door sales cost Alinta Energy $280,000

Posted by March 17th 2020

Alinta Energy has been penalised $280,000 after its door-to-door sales agents were alleged to have switched Victorians onto contracts without each customer’s explicit informed consent. Victoria’s energy watchdog issued Alinta Energy with 14 penalty notices for …

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The largest energy companies in Victoria

Posted by March 17th 2020

Victorians are lucky enough to have perhaps the liveliest energy market in Australia, with more than 25 electricity and gas providers operating across the state. This could explain why a vast majority of customers in …

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Expert Picks: Best Value Energy Plans SA (March 2020)

Posted by March 26th 2020

South Australians are slugged with some of the highest energy prices in the country. Even in the wake of industry reforms designed to make comparing electricity plans ‘fairer’ and easier for customers, the playing field …

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Expert Picks: Best Value Energy Plans VIC (March 2020)

Posted by March 25th 2020

There has been a lot of confusing changes to the Victorian energy market over the years, including the way power companies advertise their products. This can make finding the right electricity plan a little difficult, …

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Expert Picks: Best Value Energy Plans QLD (March 2020)

Posted by March 26th 2020

The South East Queensland electricity market has undergone a swathe of regulatory changes, most notably with the introduction of ‘fairer’ default energy pricing. These changes may have set a new reference point for pricing; however, …

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Expert Picks: Best Value Energy Plans NSW (March 2020)

Posted by March 25th 2020

Despite recent changes to how energy providers can advertise their plans, comparing and finding the best deal for your circumstances is still quite tricky. But with huge savings potentially on offer, it pays to do …

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Gas Price Rises & Changes

Posted by March 25th 2020

This page lists gas plan, price and discount changes from natural gas suppliers on Canstar Blue’s database. If a gas provider increases its rates, changes its discounts or introduces new products, you’ll find all the …