Leader of the Opposition, Matthew Guy
Australian Energy Market Operator has issued a statement this afternoon which is completely at odds with Minister Lily D’Ambrosio’s earlier comments about load shedding in Victoria on 10 February 2017.
The market regulator has issued a statement where it has made clear that “at no point during the heatwave impacting Australia’s eastern states in mid-February did AMEO ask, instruct or direct load shedding in Victoria”.
This directly contradicts Ms D’Ambrosio’s earlier comments when the minister attacked AMEO: “they were going to risk interrupting electricity supply in western Victoria (Bendigo and Ballarat) to make sure NSW could keep the lights on. I made it very clear that our government would not tolerate AEMO prioritising NSW over Victorian customers.”
Yesterday Tim Pallas admitted that he had misled Parliament about when he knew Werribee South was a possible location for a youth prison. Today, it’s Ms D’Ambrosio’s turn to admit she has misled Victorians.
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