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All Options Considered to Cut Energy Price Impact, Australian Treasurer Says

Jim Chalmers
Jim Chalmers

Photographer: Martin Ollman/Getty Images

The Australian government is considering measures to control the impact of energy costs that would have been unlikely a year or two ago, Treasurer Jim Chalmers said Sunday, with the country’s gas and electricity prices forecast to soar in the coming months. 

Speaking on ABC Television’s Insiders program, Chalmers said the government is looking to move to a mandatory code of conduct for the gas industry, and is examining both supply and pricing.