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some email evidence suggesting the local warehouse could be next to go.
Essential Energy isn’t confirming that, but they’re not denying it outright either, and hopeful Dubbo ALP candidate Steve Lawrence has aired some internal Essential Energy emails which make it appear that Dubbo’s distribution warehouse, that stores materials to maintain the poles and wires, will be turned from a six-employee show into a two-person operation looking after the transmission side of things.
The industry has three parts: Generators which make the electricity, the Transmission network which gets that electricity to the sub-station network, and the Poles and Wires which deliver that power to retail customers.
That means the gear to repair any problems with the poles and wires side of things will have to be transported to the central west from either Grafton or Wagga, and that’s not a story that can be sold even in theory – it’s cost-cutting for corporate profits, pure and simple.
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Two weekends ago, we wasted a lazy hour or two on a few unsuccessful trips to Dubbo’s Return and Earn machines to get some credits for our drink containers.
The machines were either full or not working, so instead of sending an invoice to the scheme operators to reimburse us for our fuel and labour, we scuttled home.
Two weeks later and it’s difficult to summon up the courage to try yet again, even though the bags of drink containers have expanded like a bad smell.
I can’t understand why the people making millions from this scheme haven’t been hit with huge penalties, but I’d say it’ll give people a grassroots reason to hit the state government at the next ballot box. There’s a lot of low-level anger out there.
It’s not the poor blokes driving the trucks, it’s the people running the show who need to give us some answers. WELL, Greening Kennard Park anyway.
Freddie Fittler and a host of former NRL stars hit Wello with Father Chris Riley last week and joined with hundreds of locals to turf the oval in just a few hours.
It was an operation run with military precision and all involved are to be congratulated.
We should get the people who organised this to step into leadership positions at some of Australia’s money-hungry big businesses.
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z Additional reporting by Dubbo Photo News staff. Note: John Ryan is also a councillor on Dubbo Regional Council, as well as being employed by Mid Macquarie Landcare. He writes here in his capacity as a journalist.
Hopeful Dubbo ALP candidate Steve Lawrence has aired some internal Essential Energy emails which he says cast doubt on local operations.