Michelle Lensink

SA Water

A question to the Minister for Water and the River Murray, the Hon IK Hunter MLC, regarding SA Water.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK  ( 14:56  ): I have a supplementary question. If the corporatisation that the minister referred to earlier on in his response was such a bad idea, why hasn't he undone it?
 
The Hon. I.K. HUNTER  (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation)  ( 14:56  ): The wily, tricksy Liberals over there are putting words into my mouth. What they were doing was setting up SA Water for a long-term privatisation. We know which Liberal government corporatised SA Water, the same Liberal government that sold off ETSA. That is what they are doing; that is what their plan was, and that is what they would do if they ever got into government in South Australia: SA Water would be gone.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK  ( 14:57  ): I have another supplementary question. Is the minister casting aspersions on the performance of Allwater?
 
The Hon. I.K. HUNTER  (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation)  ( 14:57  ): I have no idea how the honourable member could come to that conclusion. However, given their election promises, I am not surprised.

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