The government remains opposed to the sale of Western Power, which owns the infrastructure that transmits much of the state’s power. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Inconsistency on asset sales

“WA can’t afford to lose the revenue a publicly owned Western Power generates for the state.”

That was a key message from (then) Labor opposition leader Mark McGowan during the election campaign. Indeed, the statement remains on the premier’s website, even as he basks in the long honeymoon period granted after his election win in March.

So, on the basis of future revenues, the Labor Party rejected the privatisation push for Western Power, the operator of the poles and wires across the South West Interconnected System, which transmits electricity to industry and the bulk of the state’s population.


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