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Candidates tangled in poles and wires issue

Thursday, 19th March, 2015

Independent candidate for Barwon, Rohan Boehm, and the Nationals’ Kevin Humphries crossed swords this week over the proposed sell-off of “poles and wires” to fund infrastructure projects.

Mr Boehm said that the privatisation would cause 1400 job losses from Essential Energy.

He said that the Essential Energy advisory group had told the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) that if the sale goes ahead country towns had the most to lose, with the job losses compounding the lack of maintenance and infrastructure that would already come with privatisation.

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Standoff escalates

Thursday, 24th November, 2011

NSW Police officers have to wait to take their industrial action to the next level which could have them refusing to respond to any but the most serious emergencies.

The police aren’t happy with the State Government’s proposed changes to their Death and Disability Scheme and have voted to up the ante.

Matt Thomson from the NSW Police Association (Western Region) said the members at Tuesday’s rally in Sydney decided to go to an electronic vote.

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