I really cannot imagine what the NSW Labor Government has to hide from an inquiry into its deal on electricity distribution sales that can be as damaging to its already sordid image as the bad publicity from trying to stop the inquiry. All I can think of is that some grubby deal has been done with the trade union opponents of proper privatisation to push through this half-baked version so it is impossible for the incoming Liberal-National government to do the job properly. Just call it scrambling the eggs so they can never be unscrambled in a way that takes away the feather bedding in the industry.

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