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.