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ALP airline privatisation will not take off: Moore



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P A R L I A M E N T OF A U S T R A L I A

H O U S E O F R E P R E S E N T A T I V E S

HON. JOHN MOORE. M.P. FEDERAL MEMBER FOR RYAN

COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY MICAH

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AT.P ATRT.TNE PRIVATISATION WTT.T. NOT TAKE OFF; MOORE

This morning's endorsement of airline privatisation by Mr Willis is a brave move - yet it is doomed to failure, according to John Moore Shadow Minister for Privatisation. ’

"To date the ALP approach to the issue has been characterised by internal upheaval and distrust. >

"The division is especially pronounced amongst Government Ministers where the debate splits them down the middle.

"As late as last week the Victorian branch of the ALP were set to adopt the recommendations of antiĀ­ privatisation report that they had commissioned.

"The conversion of Mr Willis to the merits of . privatisation has happened at breakneck speed.

"On Thursday of last week in a major speech on Government Business Enterprise reforms he carpeted the Opposition in the House for its unswerving commitment to privatisation.

Mr Moore said, he welcomed the new approach of the Government however noted delivering the goods would be the real task ahead.

"The Opposition has incessantly argued the pro-privatisation case and has already delivered a comprehensive policy document, after much trepidation the Government has finally been cornered into responding.

"The Coalition put the issue on the agenda and it remains the only political group able to implement a privatisation program which includes the airlines and a further ten government enterprises.

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