Did Actew have the election in mind when they began their intense bombardment of TV ads (ie: ‘we are fixing up the water shortage, so no need to worry about the dithering over the past seven years’). It is no secret that Michael Costello of Actew Corporation is a Labor old boy and used to be Kim Beazley’s Chief of Staff.
My suspicions have heightened a bit when I saw a NSW Teachers’ Federation ad featuring the same talking head who stars in the Actew ad! I was naive enough to think that Mr Actew was a genuine local, working at Actew and speaking from the heart. It turns out he must be a Sydney actor who is just a phoney playing a part. I wonder whether the production company for the Actew ad is the same as for the NSW Teachers Federation ad, ie: a company that specialises in political campaigns?
Actew may be quasi-independent of government, but some things really make you wonder!