National party MPs and the community should not be misled by Premier Mike Baird misleading claims that power privatisation in Victoria did not result in higher prices, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye.
Dr Kaye said: "By selectively using data, consultants can produce any headline their clients want to hear.
"In this case, the cyclical differences between Victoria and NSW were conveniently ignored.
"NSW power bill increases were driven by massive investments in new wires and poles infrastructure, not public ownership or employee costs.
"An ill-advised change to reliability standards in 2005 resulted in the NSW wires and poles companies investing $18 billion in new infrastructure, still being paid for by high household bills.