THE LIBERALS' PLAN TO SELL OFF YOUR WATER
Liberal Leader Matthew Guy has confirmed his plan to sell off Victoria’s water to big corporations to help fund his budget black hole.
Treasurer Tim Pallas today released disturbing new information showing that Victorians will pay more for their water under Matthew Guy’s plan.
Every time the Liberals privatise essential services, it’s hardworking Victorian families that pay the price.
When former Liberal Premier Jeff Kennett privatised our power – every Victorian’s power bill went up.
Now they want to privatise our water, and could sell these assets to the same big corporations that are now in control of our power.
We know what that means: every time you turn on your tap, every time you have a shower, every time you flush the toilet – you will pay more.
And under the Liberals’ plan, Victorian families will pay more for 50 long years.
The Liberals will slug Victorians because they need to fund the massive, $43 billion budget black hole they have revealed in their costings.
They’ve promised more than $54.3 billion in infrastructure projects, yet have only funded $11.3 billion of them.
The Liberals have ruled out borrowing, tax increases and value capture – meaning they can only pay for their commitments by sacking workers, closing schools and hospitals, and selling off our water, making Victorians pay more.
Only Labor has a fully-costed, fully-funded plan that delivers for all Victorians.
Quotes attributable to Treasurer Tim Pallas
“Make no mistake – this is the Liberals promising to privatise our water system.”
“Under the Liberals, every time you turn on your tap, every time you have a shower, every time you flush the toilet – you will pay more. And you will pay more for 50 years”
“Handing Victoria’s water assets over to big corporations would hurt Victorian families and it’s all to fund the Liberals’ budget black hole.”