A Federal Environment Department insider has told tonight's Four Corners program that senior bureaucrats were warned about insulation worker deaths under a scheme rolled out in New Zealand in 2007, but safety issues were considered "of less importance than job creation".
Maybe I was asleep in 2007 and 2008 but I don't remember any publicity about people dying as a direct result of kindly Helen's Killer Government and its generosity to her cold and shivering hordes of low income welfare dependent indentured Labour voters.
Help me out, will you?
Obviously the Aussies know something we don't.
Update: Here's the Four Corners transcript.
Did Clark's Killer Gummint programme allow for DIYers (later to be DIEers) to obtain a subsidy to insulate their own homes?
DENNIS D’ARCY, INSULATION COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA & NZ: Peter said well you know if, ah, if ah, foil insulation is included in this programme, ah, you should be aware that, ah, there has been, um, some fatalities in New Zealand and this needs to be taken into account.
WENDY CARLISLE: The minutes of the meeting clearly reveal...
(Voiceover reading from the report)
"Peter Ruz provided an example in New Zealand, where a similar program had to be suspended because three people electrocuted themselves."