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Peter Garrett Announces End Of Home Insulation Program

The Environment Minister, Peter Garrett, has announced the end of the Rudd government’s home insulation program.

Garrett announced a new Household Renewable Energy Bonus scheme to replace the Home Insulation Program and the Solar Hot Water Rebate. Significant changes has also been made to the Green Loans Scheme.

The announcement comes after months of allegations of waste and rip-offs in the program, including the deaths of a number of workers. Garrett said: “The Government’s announcing today a series of changes to the environmental programs of the government to boost safety and to improve environmental performance. And these changes are intended to boost safety for households and safety for workers whose employment has been funded by these important programs.” [Read more…]