NSW Labor Leader, Michael Daley, has challenged NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to rule out privatising the state’s remaining stake in the NSW electricity network.
Mr Daley issued the challenge after making a pledge that if elected in March he would not sell the remaining 49 per cent stake in the state’s poles and wires.
In a speech to the Electrical Trades Union in Wollongong today Mr Daley said: “My position on privatisation is simple. No ifs or buts: If I’m the Premier, the privatisation of the State’s poles and wires stops.”
Mr Daley challenged Ms Berejiklian to make that same commitment.
He added: “After eight years and $70 billion of asset sales, the damage is done. Enough is enough.”
The Liberals and Nationals have wasted more than $14 billion on blown-out, bungled projects. That is almost the total of the proceeds from the first poles and wires sell-off.
Mr Daley warned that if the Liberals and Nationals are allowed to govern for another four years, not only will they waste $2.2 billion on Sydney stadiums, the privatisation of the state’s assets will continue to pay for their mess.
“The remaining 49 per cent share of the State’s poles and wires will be sold to pay for the next Berejiklian extravaganza,” Mr Daley said.
Labor is committed to end the privatisation madness in NSW.
Under Labor there will be:
- No more electricity privatisation
- No privatisation of NSW hospitals
- No privatisation of water
- No privatisation of public transport services