The real result from the Queensland election is that drovers’ dogs will occupy the Treasury benches for the foreseeable future. There was no government in waiting, just a bunch of kids waiting their turn.
Imagine you are sitting alone in the corridor opposite the door to the room in which the elected members of Government are debating the sale of “Roo Infrastructure”, an icon. Your job as a public servant is to brief those in the room on facts, on the hard facts of the likely proceeds and other net benefits to be reaped from such a sale. Your audience will be hostile, with most of those in the room not wanting to analyse what you have to say. They have already determined their position on the Treasurer’s proposal.
The ETU has put out a media release on privatisation of electricity assets, almost all of which can be demonstrated to be untrue or inaccurate, or only accurate up to a point.
Labor’s had three years in opposition but it has failed to learn the right lessons. One is that there is nothing wrong with a good privatisation.
We have completed a critique of the Opposition’s Fiscal Strategy. You can download it by clicking here.