Australian Reform Society In. ON A00546153X
Knox Branch Melbourne
Knox Branch meets by arrangement, They meet at the Knox BMX club rooms, off Knox
Park Rd (Melways Ref 73 D7). New members
Enquires call Colin on
03 9561 4208
Snowy Hydro and Politics
The Snowy Hydro
saga was never about sentiment or electricity, but water, our most precious
resource. So why would three Governments even consider flogging that
resource off to private enterprise?
Forget John Howard
as the saviour of the Snowy. In my opinion Howard is either a total
hypocrite or has played politics with taxpayer’s money. Or both.
Prior to the
backflip, Howard said of the sale “It makes sense”. By
3/6/2006, this had changed to “There is no good public policy reason
why it (the sale) should go ahead”.
Did Howard wait for the State Labor Governments to lock the sale into Budget
estimates before the backflip? Yes, NSW and Victoria State Labor Governments played the major role in all this.
Their economic management skills (or lack thereof) are a matter of record.
They just wanted to get their hands on the cash.
role – they voted for the sale simply to save the necks of Iemma and Bracks –
stuff the voters. How pathetic!
This fiasco has wasted $20 million
(& counting) of taxpayer’s money, yet not one politician will
held accountable - Why?
Further, what part of the word
CUSTODIAN don’t these State and Federal government understand?