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The People’s Inquiry into Privatisation launched this week

WE’RE seeing politicians at all levels of government privatising our public services. As this happens we’re seeing doubt over access, control, responsibility and transparency of these services that are there to serve the public. That’s why we’re joining the Public Services International and other unions nationally to run an inquiry into privatisation. Launching this week, the People’s Inquiry, chaired by David Hetherington, will travel around the country talking to communities about the impact of privatisation, and the types of public services they need.


We want to hear from you about the impact of privatisation on services in your community, and we want to hear your ideas for how we could change our public services for the better.


Get involved Find out more about the Inquiry here, you can also follow what’s happening on the Facebook page.

Submissions: If you’d like to make a submission or help contribute to our submission in the inquiry, let us know: email cpsu@tas.cpsu.com.au. You might’ve noticed the effects of privatisation and what it means to the service you help provide to Tasmanians. Maybe you’re noticing privatisation by stealth in your service – when funding goes to the private sector while public services remain struggling and underfunded. We need your stories. Submissions are due on September 2.

The Hobart Public Hearing is on Friday October 14.

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