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June 16, 1990 | Reuters
Question: How many electrical workers does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: In Australia, five. A New South Wales government report released this week tells a woeful tale of public-service inefficiency before recent government restructuring of state industries. It said the state's electricity commission needs five workers to change a light bulb in one of its power stations because of union rules.
NEWS
June 16, 1990 | Reuters
Question: How many electrical workers does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: In Australia, five. A New South Wales government report released this week tells a woeful tale of public-service inefficiency before recent government restructuring of state industries. It said the state's electricity commission needs five workers to change a light bulb in one of its power stations because of union rules.
BUSINESS
November 6, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. Utility to Buy Australian Company: Texas Utilities Co. agreed to pay $1.6 billion for the Eastern Energy electric company. The sale of Eastern Electric, owned by the state of Victoria, is the third of its five electric utilities to be sold by the state this year. It wants to sell the rest by Dec. 31. Dallas-based Texas Utilities Australia beat two other U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1997
City Manager Phil Hawkey next week will begin a 10-day trip to Australia and New Zealand as the guest of government officials down under after being honored by the International City / County Management Assn., he said. Hawkey's efforts to make Pasadena City Hall more customer-friendly with Nordstrom-style service and less red tape earned him a national award from the U.S.-based association.
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