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Upper Hunter: campaign against electricity network privatisation targets National Party MP George Souris with major billboard

Jun 4, 2013

Local National Party MP George Souris is being urged to publicly reject any plans to sell the electricity poles and wires, with a prominent billboard installed this week highlighting the negative impacts that privatisation would have on the Upper Hunter.

The billboard — on the New England Highway at Whittingham — is being funded by electricity industry unions as part of a $1.5 million dollar community campaign highlighting the reduction in services, loss of jobs and increased power prices for regional and rural communities if the electricity network monopoly is sold.

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