This from AAP, via InDaily
The federal government’s much awaited carbon tax compensation package will include an additional payment to 110,000 households that rely on essential medical equipment at home.
These people have high electricity costs due to their use of equipment, such as a dialysis machine or other life support devices at home.
They will receive a special annual cash payment that will fully cover the average price increase of electricity from the carbon price, in addition to all other household assistance they are eligible for.
The medical equipment payment did not exist under Labor’s shelved carbon pollution reduction scheme (CPRS).