PM Krudd's attention to detail is often noted and his lack of delegating also often mentioned. It seems he did delegate the very subsidised home insulation scheme to Minister Garrett. Minister Garrett seems to have not attended to detail at all and absolutely disgraced himself, his ministry and the government.
Would not Minister Garrett have an army of public servants at his beck and call? What were they doing while insulation installers were electrifying houses and killing people, cutting batts in half, not covering where they were supposed to, installing lower rating batts, using imported batts that don't meet our standards and generally ripping everyone off? Ah, capitalism, don't you just love when it is allowed to be free and unfettered by any rules and regulations.
I took this photo the day after the cancellation of the subsidised insulation scheme came into force. I reckon they are going to a warehouse somewhere for storage. Like tulips in the seventeenth century, insulation batts are now worthless.
Just a personal note. Mother's house has double roof insulation. It was installed nearly forty years ago. I expect it needs replacing. I have only recently learnt that she was eligible for the scheme. We will see what comes up in the next scheme.