TIM NICHOLLS (LNP) (in opposition in 2010) RAILED AGAINST LABOR for leasing state assets –
"as good as selling the farm’
CURTIS PITT (Labor) (in opposition in 2014) RAILED AGAINST the LNP’s weasel words, broken promises and sale of state assets (Aurizon shares):
"The LNP in this term of office already have sold around $10 billion in assets business ….’’
"A change of language has been a political tactic, people shouldn't be confused by this … It's obviously a sale because the Government's expected proceeds from these transactions has increased."
"We need to stop calling it a lease plan and call it for what it is, full-scale privatisation." ABC Radio Brisbane 2014
SO: LABOR AND LNP AGREE:
Leasing public assets is ‘’the same’’ as selling them
AND TODAY? Labor in government 2018:
LABOR’S BROKEN PROMISES INCLUDE:
Labor lied - they did not make the re-amendments they had repeatedly promised.
They even claimed untruthfully they had restored the Cardinal Principle – when they hadn’t.
Labor’s Minister Miles and his Environment department bureaucrats looked ENGO representatives in the eye and untruthfully said ‘we have restored the Cardinal Principle’. Did they think we wouldn’t notice?
QUESTION for LABOR
If the leasing of public assets was ‘’ full-scale privatisation” in 2014,
why isn’t the leasing out of national parks ‘’ full-scale privatisation” now?