Any person with any common knowledge, or who is an older person, will tell you that all essentials, such as power, gas and water, must go up with inflation.
The people I feel sorry for are those paying rent.
A lot of people would not know that the owner of any rental property or vacant land pays land tax, and it rose by 20 per cent in the Budget.
These rises, and also water and council rate rises, are also passed on to the tenant.
It does not matter whether it is Liberal or Labor in power, we still get the rises.