Smoke and mirrors

25 Oct 2017 Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News) In THE TELEGRAPH on October 11, Labor Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes, a previous advisor to Premier Daniel Andrews, announced a $140 000 injection to Seymour Hospital from the Andrews Government. This was to offset costs for the flu season. Coincidently, this matched the extra $140 000 in electricity costs incurred by the hospital for the year. As a PR exercise, the flu season angle presents the payments in a generous way, compared with the alarming extra cost of electricity to the hospital brought on by the Andrews Government policy. What will be the extra energy costs to the many state institutions now and in the future? Dr Rob Peterson, Seymour Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.