Electric appliance meaning
Electric appliances are meant to be an alternative to coal-fired power plants, but some people in southern Australia are not comfortable with the idea.
An investigation by ABC News has revealed some residents in Queensland have not been comfortable with their new electric appliances.
Queensland’s chief minister, Annastacia Palaszczuk, told the ABC she had been told by some people that they could not have their electric appliances in their homes because they were “electronic devices”.
“There are a number of things that have been reported and some of these are based on misinformation that has been made available to the public,” Ms Palasczuk said.
“What we are doing is trying to help people who may be confused and concerned about whether or not they are entitled to this.
She said she was also working with the Queensland Government to establish a national consultation on the issue.
Ms Palascik said she had not yet been given a breakdown of the number of people affected.
The Queensland Government has already committed to set up a panel to investigate the issue of electrical appliances being considered illegal and illegal devices.
In a statement to the ABC, the Queensland Energy Commission said there were currently no plans to change the rules on electronic devices in the state.
But it said it was working with a number in the community who have concerns.