Electricity company implicity in 3 deaths

Stop utilities from cutting power if house contains children: McSweeney added that she was not saying that the Labor Party did not care – it was probably as horrified as she was – but he made the point that there had to be a better way. McSweeney suggested such a better way: "As soon as people are having trouble with any utility, the utility must cut through the privacy laws and ring up the financial section of the Department for Community Development to see if the people concerned have children. If they have children, there has to be another way. Utilities cannot be cut off when children are in a house".

Reference: Robyn Mary McSweeney MLC, Member for South West Region, Liberal Party, Legislative Council, Western Australia, 5 June 2007.

Erisk Net, 21/6/2007

 

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