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And Mr sp one of the scum bag oxygen thieves was already out on bail. and of course just for good measure had a rap sheet almost as long as his arm.
And another was lt out on bail today also.
I would have thought chained to a piece of granite somewhere without shade would be appropriate.
Obviously they are going to hell with tge skills shortage, we need skilled armed robbers, prepared to go go the extra yard.
 
The seeley group , which produces both gas appliances and airconditoners, are closing a factory in Albury because of the gas policies of Victoria.
From Australian manufacturing
Air cooling and heating manufacturer Seeley International has announced is to close its Albury, NSW plant and consolidation of operations in Adelaide, blaming Victoria’s Gas Substitution Pathway for the loss of 125 jobs.

The company manufactures Braemar gas appliances in Albury and air cooling systems in Adelaide, with a question mark having been thrown over Braemar’s future with the Pathway’s phase out of new gas connections for new dwellings, apartment buildings, and residential subdivisions.

Group Managing Director Jon Seeley said the Albury plant would close by December, 2025 with the Pathway a major factor in the closure.

Seeley said: “The consolidation of our Australian manufacturing operations is a difficult but necessary decision to ensure the economic sustainability of our business.

“The accelerated disruption to our industry caused by the Victorian Government’s inexcusable anti-gas obsession, and using taxpayers’ money to pay consumers to replace Australian-made gas heaters with imported reverse cycle systems, is extremely detrimental.

“This policy will only increase demand on an already overloaded, coal-fired electricity grid and drive emissions up, not down.’’

Late last month Seeley said it would expand its Adelaide air conditioning manufacturing operations, but made no mention of the future of the Albury plant.

“We believe in the importance of gas in the clean energy transition and recognise the need to plot a sensible path away from fossil fuels, including natural gas.

“But a premature exit from gas, without viable alternatives and credible solutions, is entirely reckless and will end up costing consumers the most.”
Seeley also mentioned the Federal Governments changes to workplace laws in relation to casual employment.
But the casuals are required in different seasons in each state.
The Adelaide and Albury factories both employed significant numbers of casuals because of the seasonality of the work.
More Air conditioners sold in the warmer months means more casuals in those months in Adelaide, while more gas heaters are sold in Winter which means more casuals in Winter in Albury.
The new laws means that both plants would have to hire the casuals as permanents, even if they are only required for 4 to six months of the year.
So it made sense to accomodate both factories in Adelaide, where gas appliances are still welcomed, and the once casuals will be moved between the two production lines.
Bad luck for the employment figures in Albury, good luck for those in Adelaide.
Mick
 
Had a lunch today with a few blokes, one of whom runs a reasonably large pub.
he was telling us that the Victorian government, via the EPA, has decided that the exaust flues over commercial cooking have to be cleaned out every 4 months.
For years, they were required to follow AS 185-2012 which stated that the flues need to be cleaned a minimum of once per year.
They get inpsected by the EPA to ensure that they have records of an approved cleaning organisation having done the job.
When the last inspector came out, Andy asked the bloke what studies were done that now required quarterly cleans in Victoria.
Of course the inspector bloke had no idea, he was just an inspector.
He contacted the EPA to ask for the information, but nothing has been forthcoming.
Each cleaning costs him around $3,500 per time.
So for reasons unknown, that particular expense has gone from $3,500 per year tp to $14,000 per year.
And people wonder why inflation is ruining their lives.

Mick
 
When the last inspector came out, Andy asked the bloke what studies were done that now required quarterly cleans in Victoria.
Seems like a rather strange thing for the EPA to be involved with in the first place.

If not cleaned then there might be issues with fire safety if grease builds up, and plausibly issues with hygiene although that seems fairly unlikely, but what's the threat to the environment?
 
Seems like a rather strange thing for the EPA to be involved with in the first place.

If not cleaned then there might be issues with fire safety if grease builds up, and plausibly issues with hygiene although that seems fairly unlikely, but what's the threat to the environment?
Only person who could answer is the bod who dreamt up the quarterly inspections!!!!
 
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