NSW Government withdraws electricity sell-off legislation

Aug 28th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia, Lead Stories

The Australian: The NSW Labor Government has been forced into a humiliating retreat over its plan to privatise the state’s electricity industry.

NSW Premier Morris Iemma withdrew the privatisation legislation from a special sitting of parliament earlier today, when it became clear it would be defeated by a combination of the Coalition, Independent and minor party MPs, and Labor renegades.

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