Monday, April 20, 2015

Privatise Light Rail?

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Damien Haas ("Capital's Liberals cannot ignore light rail", Times2, April 17, p5) castigates the ACT Liberals for threatening to cancel the light rail project. Well, he would say that, wouldn't he, given his vested interests.
Here's a thought: if the project is such a winner as Mr Haas asserts, why is he not lobbying for it to be owned and operated totally by private enterprise and thus save taxpayers any cost, leaving all the undoubted profits to the private owners? 
Furthermore, as we all know, the private sector does things more efficiently and effectively than the public sector, so one would also expect the private investors to prefer to be free of having tostumble through a public-private partnership and, Iimagine, they would also feelrelief at not having to ask taxpayers to cough up for any (unforeseeable) losses they might encounter Privatise light Rail