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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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Victoria Energy Rates Explained

Posted by January 15th 2021

Victoria is a playground for energy customers shopping around for a better deal. Yet, with so much choice it can prove difficult to narrow down what is or isn’t a good deal. And that’s before …


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Summer energy deals to help you beat the heat

Posted by January 13th 2021

Summer takes a toll on us Aussies, with temperatures soaring and people escaping the heat at any chance they get. We all know air conditioning is a lifeline on those sweltering days, but none of …


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What is the average gas bill?

Posted by January 14th 2021

Even the tightest household budget is no match for an unexpected gas bill. Unfortunately, gas bills are just one more expense many Aussies don’t see coming, which can lead to bill-payers questioning the amount due. …


House with solar panels and QLD solar feed-in tariffs

QLD Solar Feed-In Tariffs

Posted by January 12th 2021

From Coolangatta to Cairns and Toowoomba to Mt Isa, Queensland is a hotbed for sunshine, which explains why solar installations are through the roof right now. While there’s little debate over the benefits of solar …


Energy Plans for Seniors & Pensioners Compared

Energy Plans for Seniors & Pensioners

Posted by January 15th 2021

As a senior or pensioner, you may be entitled to specific energy deals that can help keep costs down. Consider providers, plans and deals at Canstar Blue.


Victorian Default Offer Explained

Victorian Default Offer (VDO) Explained

Posted by January 10th 2021

With energy prices skyrocketing in recent years, changes have been introduced to make electricity ‘fairer’ for all Victorians. From July 1, 2019, customers in Victoria on standing offers – a basic energy plan usually with …



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Expert Picks: Best Value Energy Plans QLD (Jan 2021)

Posted by January 8th 2021

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 (Jan 2021)

Posted by January 5th 2021

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 …


Time to Switch energy providers

How long does it take to switch energy providers?

Posted by January 18th 2021

{:en}It’s a lot simpler to change electricity and gas companies than a lot of people might think. To switch, simply compare your options, then visit your preferred energy retailer’s website to sign up, and they …