Use Your Power

Colin Barnett and the Liberal-National State Government are looking to privatise Western Australia’s electricity system.  They want to sell it to help pay off the huge debt they have run up since coming to office.

The number one priority of private companies is to make profit. Privatisation will lead to higher electricity prices, as well as fewer jobs and apprenticeships.  It will also mean less reliable services and increased bushfire danger, as the new private owners cut preventative maintenance in the pursuit of profit.