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so much truth here for QLDWoohoo i will save 115 bucks a year.
I blame celebrity Peter Beatie for the qld power debarcle, lets sell it he said, it will be a competitive market he said, prices will drop he said. I laughed at the time, unfortunately Pete is the only one laughing now.
Great point!so much truth here for QLD
Although i am a full on capitalist and feel it should be a free market *
* i feel The GOV should never be allowed to sell assets like the water and power system that we all owned
the capitalist in me knows that "deregulation" or selling public assets to private means the companies will want to increase profits and that's going to increase prices as soon as "they" can get away with it.
We have been F^%$ed over by the GOV in qld and i think most of the eastern side of OZ has been by assets sold (no idea about WA etc) off by the GOV, it's shameful whats gone on....
It's time the GOV made some real decisions about rebuilding public assets for the good of the people IMO
I worry about what my kids face in the future.....
In this event I can see access charges still applying whether the service is being utilised or not. In a similar way to local councils still charging water for access even when you don't use the service. So, a house not connected to electricity supply may still be levied an access charge merely because the poles and wires run past the house.It will all be a moot point soon.
New technologies will mean that 90% of people just go off the grid. This will be bad news for the government, because they won't get any money or royalties from their infrastructure (hence, ironically they may as well sell it all off).
That's what happened in America and France prior to the revolutions....actions that negatively impact on the standard of living for the majority of the population.