On an episode of Q&A, Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher claimed that:
The consequence of [Jay Weatherill’s renewable energy] policies was that South Australians faced the highest electricity charges, the highest retail electricity charges, in the country.
In response to The Conversation’s request for sources and comment to support the minister’s statement for consideration in this FactCheck, a spokesperson for Fletcher provided the following information:
Australian Energy Market Commission 2017 retail price trends
Authors: Lucinda Beaman, FactCheck Editor