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Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader
Another day, another publicly-owned Tasmanian treasure is up for sale under the Liberals’ privatisation agenda. The Treasury Building, privatising an island in the World Heritage Area, the pinnacle of kunanyi/Mt Wellington, 29,000ha of public plantation forests – and now Elizabeth Street Pier.
Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens’ Leader
Neither the Premier nor the Treasurer today could provide Parliament with any justification for flogging Tasmania’s iconic Treasury Building to private developers.
Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens’ Energy spokesperson
This morning on ABC Radio, Labor’s Michelle O’Byrne refused to take the sale of TasNetworks ‘off the table’, in a short-sighted attempt to fund possible election commitments.
Electricity is an essential service. The Tasmanian Government has an obligation to provide the infrastructure needed to deliver that electricity at the lowest possible cost.
Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Forests spokesperson
The Premier has been exposed for misleading the Tasmanian people when he said in April 2014 that his government would not be privatizing public assets.
In Parliament today, we asked how selling the 29 000 hectares with a 99 year lease on the land is not privatization. Mr Hodgman didn’t even go close to answering.
To hide behind a 99 year lease and claim it isn’t privatization is just dishonest. This is the Liberals selling the farm and trying to mislead Tasmanians in the process.