The NSW government says its plan to lease out power stations and sell all but the poles and wires assets of the state's power utilities will save the state $15 billion."Premier (Morris) Iemma has my complete support," Mr Rudd told journalists in Canberra.
The prime minister said the privatisation push was a necessary reform for the nation's power generation security.
"I understand how politically problematic it is, but we need to make sure that we get a proper generating capacity for the states for the future."
I support Premier Iemma's direction."
Is this a surprise to anyone? Remember last year the Liberals screaming that Rudd was a younger John Howard.
His nickname when he was a hatchet man in the Queensland state government was Dr Death by the unions for the cutbacks in government services and destruction of state government jobs.