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NSW government spends $400,000 on consultants before outsourcing Sydney Water asset
Exclusive: Reports have become the centre of a political storm ahead of the looming state election

Michael McGowan

16, Mar, 2023 @5:46 AM

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Our NDIS is helping almost 600,000 people with disabilities. But there is a sinister plan afoot! | First Dog on the Moon
Did someone say money?

First Dog on the Moon

08, Mar, 2023 @5:03 AM

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Rivals hammer out their pitches in fiery first debate of NSW election campaign
Dominic Perrottet and Chris Minns argue and interject over privatisation, infrastructure and public sector pay

Michael McGowan

09, Feb, 2023 @1:18 AM

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Mutiny on the Sydney commute: ‘pirate bus’ hits the road after privatisation leads to axed routes
Ken Wilson, whose crowdfunded service was created in frustration, says public transport needs to be in public hands

Jordyn Beazley, Elias Visontay and Tamsin Rose

01, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Privatisation has failed. Australia needs to ditch the ‘incentives’ rhetoric and simply spend money on things we need | Richard Denniss
State governments are starting to realise that old-fashioned direct public investment in essential services solves a lot of problems at once

Richard Denniss

25, Nov, 2022 @2:11 AM

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It's not about the watches: is Australia Post a commercial operation or a public service? | John Quiggin
Amid the outrage over luxury watches, the broader point of what Australians want from the post office and how can it best be delivered is being ignored

John Quiggin

28, Oct, 2020 @4:30 PM

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NSW poised to privatise state forests to raise $1bn for infrastructure projects
Exclusive: Long-term lease of softwood plantations expected to be one of first assets off block in 2020

Anne Davies

26, Dec, 2019 @7:00 PM

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The idea to privatise Medicare is bizarre. We should treasure our public health system | Greg Jericho
Most Australians love Medicare. They also overwhelmingly hate private health insurance. And they should

Greg Jericho

27, Jul, 2019 @10:00 PM

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Labor threatens to abandon Coalition's $1bn deal to privatise visa processing
Opposition warns it would ‘be dodgy’ to fast-track process and sign contracts before the election

Paul Karp

19, Feb, 2019 @7:48 AM

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Power retailers spend big on advertising and consumers pick up the tab | Richard Denniss
Electricity companies pay millions for ‘customer retention’. The cost of this marketing nonsense is passed on to you and me

Richard Denniss

06, Sep, 2018 @2:12 AM

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The private sector and childcare | Letters
Letters: June O’Sullivan of London Early Years Foundation on what the UK can learn from Australia’s failures and successes


17, May, 2018 @4:15 PM

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Water costs in Australia to double within 20 years, report claims
Infrastructure Australia says governments should privatise state-owned metropolitan water utility businesses

Patrick Keneally

08, Dec, 2017 @1:28 AM

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