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Flat White

Switching on reality

22 February 2024

2:00 AM

22 February 2024

2:00 AM

When the lights went out last week for 500,000 Victorians, it wasn’t all bad.

Most still had natural gas to turn to for cooking and some for hot water.

But gas connections to new homes are banned in Victoria from 2024. Clearly, the great fortune of being part of the Lucky Country, blessed with dual energy supplies, was too great a first-world burden for the socialist-left Allan state government to handle.

It means that for these new homes, the next time the lights go out, everything goes out.

However, Victoria’s diabolic blackout might be the best double-edged sword the state’s future could have ordered.


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