Tips and rumours

Jun 13, 2014

Tips and rumours

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From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Ausgrid selling cars as well as poles and wires. After the NSW government announced this week that the state’s electricity assets would be privatised, one tipster has asked if Ausgrid (the state-owned electricity company) could find savings elsewhere. Our tipster thought savings could be found in Ausgrid’s vehicle fleet, telling us that the company owned 63 cars for every 100 employees. Turns out Ausgrid is already onto it, telling Crikey that it has “roughly” 60 cars for every 100 employees, including vans, utes, sedans and “heavy vehicles such as borer-erectors used to stand poles or elevated work platforms for working at heights”. A spokesperson told us that they are one step ahead:

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