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Insulation Fire Risk – The data is in

Insulation Fire Risk – The data is in

Back in February of this year when a debate popped up in the media over the insulation program – if one loosely defines “debate” as screeching “OMG!! YOUR HOUSES ARE ALL GOING TO BURN DOWN”  – we thought that it might be worthwhile for someone to take their underpants off their head and have a […]

Tell us your electrical horror stories.

Tell us your electrical horror stories.

With all the outrage against the insulation program causing electrocutions and fires, something that seems to have been missed in all the hoo har is that nearly all of these problems appear to be originating from poor, sub-standard and pre-existing electrical work. Afterall, insulation doesn’t spontaneously combust. Down lights with no proper thermal insulation and […]

Did the insulation program actually reduce fire risk?

Did the insulation program actually reduce fire risk?

Has the Garrett insulation scheme actually reduced the rate of installation caused fires? It’s a strange thing to say – well, it’s strange if you don’t think about it too hard. What we often forget is that Garrett’s insulation program dramatically increased standards in an industry where there were previously very few. First off, some […]

Risk and Incompetence in an Insulated Media

Risk and Incompetence in an Insulated Media

Garrett should resign over his bungled scheme that ignored warnings from Minter Ellison and which ultimately caused the deaths of four people and has increased rapidly the chances of tens of thousands of homes burning down. That, in a nutshell, is the line the mainstream media in this country has pursued for nearly a week […]

ER – approvals, Garrett and Workchoices

ER – approvals, Garrett and Workchoices

Yesterday’s Essential Report comes in with the primaries running 43 (down 1) / 40 (up 2) to Labor, washing out into a two party preferred of 55/45 54/46 the same way (sorry, minor bout of innumeracy) – a one point gain to the Coalition since last week. The Greens are on 8 (down 2) while […]