Fremantle Port to be privatised
What they promised
“Can I categorically say that if this government is re-elected, there will not be privatisation of Fremantle Ports.”- Colin Barnett, Hansard 20 June 2012
What they say now
“We have changed our mind.”- Colin Barnett, Hansard 15 May 2015
24 Jul 2015 - Colin Barnett has broken his promise not to sell Fremantle Port.
The Barnett Government is pushing ahead with plans to privatise Fremantle port despite explicitly promising not to before the 2013 State election.
In 2012, Colin Barnett made the following commitment in Parliament
“Can I categorically say that if this government is re-elected, there will not be privatisation of Fremantle Ports”. P6 Hansard 20 June 2012
However in the 2015-16 Budget, it was revealed that Colin Barnett had broken his promise and that the Liberal Government was putting Fremantle Port up for sale.When questioned in Parliament why he broke that promise, he replied “we have changed our mind”. 15 June 2015