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Non-Complying Product Scapegoating is Major System Failure
Commercial
Tuesday September 19 2017

Non-Complying Product Scapegoating is Major System Failure

Much has been said and written of late about the failure of manufacturers to produce complying products in the wake of the recent UK Grenfell Towers...

WA Electricity Supply at Risk: Labor
Energy
Monday October 24 2016

WA Electricity Supply at Risk: Labor

Privatising WA's poles and wires utility Western Power would be a mistake that would cost the state $550 million a year and threaten electricity supply, says...

Privatisation Undermines Urban Living Standards
Urban Planning
Monday June 20 2016

Privatisation Undermines Urban Living Standards

The encroaching privatisation of key urban spaces that have traditionally been part of the public domain could undermine the quality of life as well as charm and allure of some of the world's leading cities.

Falling Confidence in Victoria Residential Construction
Business
Monday May 25 2015

Falling Confidence in Victoria Residential Construction

Privatisation of building surveyors and building warranty insurance has not all been rosy. In fact, it may have quite a bearing on the current loss of...

Foreign Investors Line up to Secure NSW Poles and Wires
Energy
Tuesday April 7 2015

Foreign Investors Line up to Secure NSW Poles and Wires

Bidders are lining up for the $13 billion NSW electricity network privatisation, with a new consortium featuring Middle East sovereign wealth funds and a Canadian pension...

NSW Electricity Privatisation Can’t Increase Electricity Prices
Energy
Wednesday April 1 2015

NSW Electricity Privatisation Can’t Increase Electricity Prices

As this article is being written, the voters of NSW have gone to the polls to choose a new state government.

Is Electricity Privatisation a Boon for Consumers?
Energy
Friday January 30 2015

Is Electricity Privatisation a Boon for Consumers?

Debate continues over whether privatisation of the power network will raise or reduce the power bills of Australian consumers.