Jane Clifton: Mixed Ownership Model Bill

By Jane Clifton In Politics

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30th June, 2012
Had some time-warp glitch allowed Benjamin Franklin to witness our Parliament’s debate over the Mixed Ownership Model Bill this week, he might have kept what he discovered about the nature of electricity to himself. How could something so simple be turned into something so complicated? As the filibuster wore on, it became more apparent than ever that the Government has done the equivalent of sticking its finger in a light socket to see what would happen. Its own officials are Eeyorish about the net benefits of selling minority stakes in our four power companies. And as a vote-loosener, ...

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