Keep ACT Public Services in Public Hands

Maintaining fair and equal access to public services should be a top priority for a good government.

With the ACT Labor Government coming up to the end of their 19th year in Government. The prospect of a Liberal Government presents the threat of privatisation of ACT public services.

Under a Federal Coalition Government, we have witnessed significant outsourcing of jobs and the constant threat of Privatisation of our critical public services such as Centrelink and Visa Processing. We know that privatisation doesn’t work. Privatisation of public services erodes conditions and security for workers, and siphons public funds to private corporations, exacerbating wealth inequality.

Maintaining a pro public service and worker Government is essential, but we can do more to future proof our public services. We want the current ACT Labor government to implement proactive and preventative measures against the threat of privatisation so that our existing public sector jobs, services and assets are protected.

We are calling on the current ACT Labor government to do the right thing by our public services, workers, and the community and commit to implementing the preventative measures recommended by the People’s Inquiry into Privatisation and protect against further privatisation of public services in the ACT.

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