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More work to be done in Sunshine State : Comments

By Des Moore, published 28/8/2006

Peter Beattie hasnít even started on reform.

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"There is a strong case for selling most of the stateís $22 billion of corporate assets - particularly in the electricity, ports, and forestry sectors"

Each time I read a piece by Des Moore, I wonder how long it's going to take him to push his pro-privatisation agenda.

For those in the metropolitan areas, I imagine privatisation works quite well - though if you're not, it's a rather less attractive option.

Lets talk privatised telcos:

There are plenty of areas out here which still can't access broadband. Never mind hoping for a high tech- fibre-to-the-node connection, I know those who would be happy with a dial up connection that didn't frequently cut out.

Lets talk privatised banks:

Talk to the farmers out on the land, and ask them how the experience of privatising the commonwealth bank went for them. More than a decade on, and many of them still aren't happy.

Privatisation leads to a great world - for those who can afford it. But regrettably in remote areas of Australia there isn't the profit to be had.

Evidently Des lives in a metro area, with the privatised world at his fingertips. I imagine that must be very nice.
Posted by TurnRightThenLeft, Monday, 28 August 2006 9:23:00 AM
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How is increased use of privatised services resulting in savings to Queensland taxpayers? What a strange proposition. We (the taxpayer) still have to pay for the services!

We just pay the provider directly. And, we pay significantly more than we'd pay for a state-run service because they're providing the service to make a profit.
Posted by clancy, Monday, 28 August 2006 12:48:21 PM
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