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Budget shows electricity network is NSW’s most valuable income-generating asset, delivering state $1.42 billion

Jun 17, 2014

NSW Budget papers have confirmed that the electricity poles and wires remain the most valuable income generating asset for the people of NSW, with network businesses delivering $1.42 billion in dividends and income tax equivalents to the budget bottom-line. Read More »

Polling reveals overwhelming opposition to electricity privatisation in regional NSW

Jun 4, 2014

An independent poll of 2,892 voters in four key regional electorates has revealed overwhelming opposition to the NSW Government’s proposed […] Read More »

Fudged figures used in power privatisation pitch to deceive NSW voters into supporting sale

Jun 2, 2014

Claims that the privatisation of the NSW electricity network could deliver $30 billion for infrastructure projects contradict the government’s own […] Read More »

Tony Abbott’s Commission of Audit recommends Snowy Hydro for privatisation within two years

May 1, 2014

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s National Commission of Audit has recommended the full privatisation of Snowy Hydro Limited Read More »

New report lays bare electricity privatisation’s “record of failure”

Feb 20, 2014

Prominent Australian economist Professor John Quiggin has launched a scathing attack on energy sector privatisation, concluding that it has failed […] Read More »

Peter Hendy and John Barilaro must come clean over future of Snowy Hydro following growing privatisation speculation

Jan 29, 2014

With increasingly reliable political leaks suggesting Tony Abbott’s Commission of Audit will recommend privatising a raft of public assets — including the highly-profitable Australian icon Snowy Hydro — local MPs Peter Hendy and John Barilaro have been called upon to publicly rule out any planned sale by their respective governments. Read More »


Jan 29, 2014

Publicly owned Bayswater and Liddell power generators in the Upper Hunter are nearing their privatisation death knell with final bid’s due by next Wednesday as a part of the O’Farrell Governments electricity privatisation agenda. Read More »

125th anniversary of electricity in Tamworth highlights importance of keeping power network in public hands

Nov 12, 2013

Government’s plans to seek a mandate to privatise the publicly owned NSW electricity network, should they win the next state […] Read More »

Unions pledge support for National Party members following unanimous vote against privatisation of electricity network

Jun 25, 2013

Power industry unions have welcomed the support of rank and file National Party members following the unanimous decision of the […] Read More »

Massively exaggerated numbers being used to promote the sale of NSW electricity network

Jun 20, 2013

Claims that the sale of the state’s electricity network could boost the state’s capacity for infrastructure spending by more than […] Read More »