Distractions and diversions in Politics

In the current fracas between Jay Wetherill – quiet, cool (entered Parliament 2002), and Josh Frydenberg – smug and self-satisfied (entered Parliament 2010) I didn’t once hear Frydenberg refer to the closure of Hazelwood Jan/Feb 2018 – Victoria’s dirtiest power plant. I heard Frydenberg and Turnbull refer to the wonderful 50% increase in supply adding to the current 4000 megawatts “when” the expansion of the Snowy Mts Scheme comes to fruition (?) but no mention of the loss of 1500 megawatts from Hazelwood.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if politicians could be open and honest and stop PR’ing all over the place and if the Energy Minister could engender some confidence instead coming over to me as a smug, lightweight.


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