Colin Barnett says privatising Western Power will take $8bn of debt off the state's books. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Western Power float to raise $3bn

The Barnett government is hoping to raise $3 billion by selling 51 per cent of Western Power to Australian investors, and will also use the privatisation deal to remove about $8 billion of debt off the state’s books.


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Total revenue

3rd-Water Corporation$2.76bn
5th-Western Power$1.77bn
6th-Western Australian Treasury Corporation$1.63bn
7th↑Insurance Commission of WA$1.50bn
29 state government businesses ranked by total revenue - this year

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