The Rudd government didn't want home insulators to undergo the same training used in Victoria as it would have slowed the stimulus, an industry figure says.

Andrew Arblaster, manager of insulation company Enviroflex, has told a royal commission the Labor government was reluctant to base its pink batts scheme on the Victorian Energy Efficient Target (VEET). It required installers to complete a TAFE training program. Mr Arblaster says he told federal environment department official Greg Lemmon…