Faulty privatised power lines caused five of the worst Black Saturday bushfires
Apr 5, 2016 08:00AM WST

With the threat of bushfire increasing in WA, we can’t afford to take risks with the maintenance of our electricity network.Electricity poles and wires pose an inherent risk to communities living in bushfire prone ... Read More

Will Barnett privatise a power station in this week’s budget?
May 9, 2015 11:53AM WST

On Thursday, we will find out if the Barnett Government plans to privatise one of our publicly owned power stations in this year’s budget.Mr Barnett has publicly ruled out privatising Western Australia’s ... Read More

Will the Liberals really keep Western Australia’s poles and wires in public hands?
Apr 16, 2015 11:10AM WST

Over the last week, the privatisation of the poles and wires that deliver electricity to Western Australian businesses and households has been suggested as a solution to the Barnett Government’s budget ... Read More

Privatising the electricity network comes at a cost
Feb 12, 2015 09:58AM WST

The recent Queensland election has made it clear that, when it comes to the privatisation of state assets, there is a growing disconnect between the attitudes of the business and political elite, and the lived experience of ... Read More

Electricity privatisation in Victoria
Jan 19, 2015 11:00AM WST

The consequences of the extensive privatisation of Victoria’s electricity system were made tragically apparent during the Royal Commission into the Black Saturday bushfires, which found that faulty power lines were ... Read More

Electricity privatisation in NSW
Jan 12, 2015 10:53AM WST

In another shortsighted move, the New South Wales Liberal-National Government is planning to privatise the state’s electricity transmission and distribution networks.The networks are currently 100 per cent state ... Read More

Electricity privatisation in Queensland
Jan 5, 2015 11:45AM WST

While the Newman Government has announced its intentions for a broad privatisation agenda following the upcoming State Election, at present, the electricity industry in Queensland remains predominantly under public ... Read More

Electricity privatisation in South Australia
Dec 29, 2014 10:47AM WST

Of the other states that have gone down the privatisation path, South Australia looked most similar to Western Australia, before privatisation began.Before the selloff, the electricity industry in South Australia, as in ... Read More

Victoria’s bushfires highlight dangers of electricity privatisation
Dec 22, 2014 14:54PM WST

In 2009, Victoria’s Black Saturday bushfires left over 150 people dead and destroyed thousands of homes.The Royal Commission into the causes of, and response to, the fire, revealed that faulty power lines were ... Read More

WA electricity prices lowest in the nation
Dec 15, 2014 13:49PM WST

People in favour of privatising Western Australia’s electricity system argue that Western Australians pay more for electricity than other Australians.This argument is simply not supported by the facts.Western ... Read More

International tide turning against privatisation
Nov 28, 2014 09:50AM WST

As the Barnett Government looks to privatise Western Australia’s electricity system, more and more cities around the world are turning against privatisation and fighting to buy back their services.Globally, over the ... Read More

A terrible legacy
Oct 28, 2014 00:00AM WST

In trying to explain the $30 billion in debt he has run up since coming to office, Colin Barnett likes to blame Canberra for our declining share of the GST distribution.And, according to the Premier, because of the debt, he ... Read More