Privatisation for Lunch

Recently, Campbell Newman reconfirmed his support of privatisation to more than 1000 business and industry leaders at a corporate lunch.

Despite his announcements that the ‘poles and wires’ of our electricity assets are not for sale, Campbell Newman put forward potential ‘public-private partnerships’ and the privatisation of state owned power generators, ports and other key infrastructure that Queenslanders rely on.

These comments by Campbell Newman have highlighted the LNP’s longstanding plans for asset privatisations and for big companies to play a greater role in delivering services for Queensland.

Campbell Newman’s privatisation is here and there’s more to come.

We know that, despite the rhetoric and tricky words like ‘contestability’, that this privatisation agenda is well and truly underway. People across Queensland are seeing contestability of services hitting hospital services like pathology and pharmacy.

You have the power to be part of the conversation on how Queensland will best deliver its electricity by making your contribution on this discussion paper for the 30-year electricity strategy. Hurry, the time for comment closes in 24 hours.

Campbell Newman’s government has been consistent in telling Queenslanders that they shouldn’t expect quality public services. His government insists ‘we can’t afford it’.

It has been empowering to see more and more people like you providing a strong response by saying ‘we can’t afford not to, we can’t afford not to fund quality public health services’ and by saying that Queenslanders can do better than Campbell Newman’s attempts to lower our expectations, and with it our access to quality public services. Quality public services are the very thing we elect our politicians to deliver.

Quality public services are what matter to Queenslanders.

Why do you think Campbell Newman is still talking to business and industry leaders about major privatisation?

What would you tell Campbell Newman about the sale of your assets if you were at his lunch?  

Please leave your comments here, or join the conversation on Facebook.


PS. Don’t forget to show your support on our petition that is calling on Premier Campbell Newman to reject any plans for privatisation in Queensland. 

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