Legislative Council: Wednesday, July 03, 2019


Public Transport Privatisation

The Hon. J.E. HANSON (14:40): Supplementary: along the same lines, will the Treasurer advise the chamber whether he has received any representations from any of his parliamentary colleagues against the privatisation of the public transport rail network?

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Treasurer) (14:40): I don't go into the nature of discussions I have had with colleagues, but the answer in relation to this particular issue is that, no, I haven't. As I said in response to an earlier question, the minister responsible for this particular bold reform and policy initiative is minister Stephan Knoll, and it is more likely that, if members have views to put on the particular issue, they are more likely to go to the minister who has carriage for the policy response.