Read here. The coalition of lefts/greens have proposed an Australian policy that would allow utility/govt bureaucrats to remotely switch off energy intensive items in the home at their discretion. If allowed, this would be the first step towards eventual complete control of each consumer's power consumption, including the entire blackout of residences at certain times.
The fact that this policy has even seen the light of day in a free market, democratic country attests to the politician's desire for sheer control over the masses. The rationale that the politician provides is that CO2 emissions are behind the global warming that also needs to be "controlled."
Of course, the fact that global warming in the Southern Hemisphere is non-existent has not deterred the radical greens and the control-freak politicians from embracing dictatorial, non-market, anti-consumer policies.
Until Australian voters eliminate the green scourge coursing through the body politic there, it will remain an unstable climate dangerous to both consumer quality of life and business growth.
For those laughing at the green idiocy and anti-CO2 blind faith of Australia's politial class, the same left/green radical hate for fossil fuels and cheap energy consumption will drive similar policies to be implemented everywhere if not countered.