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Property Council’s TasWater Push Poll

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Water spokesperson

The Property Council of Tasmania’s push poll appears to have been designed to back up the State Government takeover of TasWater.  This style of polling, phrasing statements as questions, leads the respondent to the answer desired by the author, in this instance the Property Council.

The ReachTEL poll’s introductory questions pointed to performance measures which had no context provided, followed by the question of whether or not it was good enough.

Liberals Ignore Councils on TasWater

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Water spokesperson

Today’s Local Government Association of Tasmania meeting on the government takeover of TasWater was a forgone conclusion.  The Liberal Government’s mind was already made up.

Treasurer and Local Government Minister, Peter Gutwein’s authoritarian attitude towards councils in his political quest is unbelievable.  He ignored TasWater’s pleas for funding and Greens’ questioning on the shocking state of Tasmania’s water and sewerage infrastructure for years, before making his snap decision to take over TasWater.

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