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Plan to slash electricity prices by 25%

QUEENSLANDERS are about to get a reprieve from soaring electricity prices with potential discounts of up to $350 on offer as the State Government returns to the electricity market after a decade long absence.

Alinta Energy, headquartered in Perth, will enter the market this week in partnership with Queensland Government-owned CS Energy, providing electricity to residential and small commercial industrial consumers in the Energex distribution area in the southeastern corner, the Courier Mail reports.

A 25 per cent, two-year discount will be offered to new customers, saving an average household an estimated $350 on their bill across the 24 months.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, stung into action by soaring power prices which have left about 460 Queenslanders a week being disconnected, plans to shake up the market by forcing an electricity price war among retailers.

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Changes for annual golfing event

BIG WEEK: Women of the Kingaroy Golf Club are organising events for Peanut Harvest week.

The annual peanut harvest week of golf will start on March 19.

Peanuts are loving the rain and the heat

SWEET RELIEF: Wooroolin farmer Noel Weller said a little more rain in the next fortnight will kick the early season peanuts into gear.

"If we can get rain in the next ten days we'll have a good season.”

Honest fuel pricing welcomed by drivers

From Monday, February 19, service station are banned from displaying the discounted fuel price on their signs.

No more discounts displayed on signs.

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