Media Releases

Synergy to be privatised by stealth
Mar 19, 2015 10:16AM WST

Allowing private companies to sell electricity to retail customers would represent privatisation by stealth, according to unions representing thousands of workers in the energy sector.Media reports today indicate the State ... Read More

Barnett must take privatisation plans to election, following Queensland result
Feb 2, 2015 10:00AM WST

The Barnett Government must place a moratorium on the privatisation of all state assets and services, and take any future plans to the next state election.The Electrical Trades Union (ETU) and Australian Services Union ... Read More

Electricity privatisation to hit regional power prices hard
Oct 28, 2014 00:00AM WST

Regional power prices are set to skyrocket in the Pilbara, Kimberley, Gascoyne, Mid West and southern Goldfields when the Barnett Government privatises electricity assets in the State’s South West.Treasurer Mike Nahan ... Read More

Bushfire safety to be undermined by electricity privatisation
Oct 23, 2014 00:00AM WST

Bushfire safety in the Perth hills and the State’s South West will be undermined when the Barnett Government privatises Western Australia’s electricity assets.Treasurer Mike Nahan has indicated that the State ... Read More

Unions unite to fight electricity privatisation
Oct 13, 2014 00:00AM WST

The Electrical Trades Union (ETU) and the Australian Services Union (ASU) will join forces in a major public campaign to fight the planned privatisation of Western Australia’s electricity system.The two unions ... Read More