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Rudd Blames Bureaucrats for Batts Fiasco
Residential
Thursday May 15 2014

Rudd Blames Bureaucrats for Batts Fiasco

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has blamed public servants for the rushed rollout of Labor's botched home insulation program, after a dead insulation installer's father gave...

Insulation death left Garrett ‘gutted’
Residential
Thursday May 15 2014

Insulation death left Garrett ‘gutted’

Former environment minister Peter Garrett says he was "gutted" by the first of four deaths under Labor's home insulation program.

QLD:Rudd Govt Snubbed Batts Training: Inquiry
Residential
Wednesday April 16 2014

QLD:Rudd Govt Snubbed Batts Training: Inquiry

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.

QLD:’We Didn’t Expect Death’, Batts Probe Told
Residential
Monday April 7 2014

QLD:’We Didn’t Expect Death’, Batts Probe Told

A management consultant hired to prepare a risk assessment for the Rudd government's home insulation program says she had no idea installers could die.

Early Lessons from an Avoidable Tragedy
Residential
Wednesday March 26 2014

Early Lessons from an Avoidable Tragedy

The royal commission before Ian Hanger QC has commenced in Brisbane and one of the first details revealed was that public servants had little time to...

Pink Batts Costings ‘Took Just Two Days’
Residential
Tuesday March 18 2014

Pink Batts Costings ‘Took Just Two Days’

Two public servants were given just two days to assess and cost a two-year home insulation program for more than two million Australian households, an inquiry...

New Zealand Wraps Up Home Insulation Program
Residential
Monday August 12 2013

New Zealand Wraps Up Home Insulation Program

New Zealand is wrapping up a program designed to insulate tens of thousands of homes in public housing, the country’s government says.