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Labor Refuses to Rule Out Privatising TasNetworks

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.

Premier Can't Explain How Plantation Sale isn't Privatisation

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.

Secret, Closed Door Deals through Office of Coordinator General

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

The Tasmanian people have a right to know about major development proposals that impact on their communities and the environment, yet the Liberals' secretive enabling processes for developers are shutting people out and bypassing good planning practice.

A proposed major development on the Swansea foreshore is now with the Office of the Coordinator General.  Like every one of the Expressions of Interest bids for development in protected areas, this information is deemed 'confidential'.

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