Privatisation Too Far
Monday 10 July 2017
Some services are best provided by governments and in Parliament I supported an Opposition motion to block a law that will enable the privatisation of Services NSW operations. Services NSW provides essential government services like registration of births, deaths, marriages, vehicles and business and licensing including medical assessments. I told Parliament it is not appropriate to let a for-profit company manage the private and personal information held by the service.
This follows the disgraceful privatisation of the lands title registry which risks titles fraud and increased costs for home buyers and sellers, and ongoing privatisation of the prison system, which can have serious consequences for inmates. My speech is HERE.