Policy originating in early 2007, near the end of the Howard years, by the then Environment Minister – Malcolm Turnbull, will phase out ordinary incandescent light bulbs in favour of the mercury polluting, dim, prone-to-explode, complex fluoro things costing ~10 x as much – by Oct or Nov 2009. Most A.C.T. shops are out of the old bulbs now and have big displays of the new higher-priced lines. If anybody knows of supplies anywhere of incandescent bulbs, please add store location in a comment. We found some on weekend at grocers in Mitchell, Canberra. On 7th Jul. Franklins S’market in Yass plus the Home Hardware alongside, both have stock.