Carbon price vs privatisation — what's worse for the Latrobe?

When it comes to the Latrobe Valley, The Australian has largely left facts out of a good anti-carbon tax lead. Truth is, even if the entire Latrobe electricity sector was now wiped out in one go, it would be less than half the impact of privatisation.

A key report commissioned by the federal and Victorian governments into the future of the Latrobe Valley has found that, regardless of the impacts of a carbon price, the region faces long-term structural challenges across its key big-employing growth sectors such as health care and agriculture.

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