Baird Government hypocrisy on power privatisation

Back in November the NSW Government hailed the energy regulator's decision to slash network charges as proof Labor's privatisation scare campaign was a lie. Yet now they've decided to oppose this ruling, supporting the network businesses' claims for further price rises. Have they learnt anything from the Queensland election?

A few days ago I touched on how the Newman Queensland Government undermined its own attempt to sell the benefits of privatisation, and ultimately its hold on power, by sending confused and dishonest messages to the electorate about the drivers of power price rises.

Now the NSW Government seems to be making the same mistake, although in a different way.   



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