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To: Premier Daniel Andrews

Say NO to Selling VicRoads

We call on Premier Daniel Andrews to categorically rule out any kind of outsourcing, privatisation, or greater private sector involvement in VicRoads Registration and Licensing, and to guarantee VicRoads will remain exclusively in public hands.

Why is this important?

Treasurer Tim Pallas is investigating the sale or part-privatisation of VicRoads.

Bringing the private sector into VicRoads will mean job cuts, erosion of services, the closing down of regional offices, and risks to the security of our personal data and the integrity of our information.

And workers have seen too many times what happens to wages and conditions of those who keep their jobs when the private sector takes over the management of public services

This isn’t what anyone voted for when this Government was re-elected in 2018. Daniel Andrews acknowledged the failures of privatisation just last year, reflecting with the benefit of history on the problems caused by past sell-offs of public assets. We’re asking him to rein in his Treasurer and protect these workers and their communities.

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Reasons for signing

  • Privatisation shifts the focus from service to the public to profits for shareholders and corporate owners. 'Productivity' becomes the insidious driver of cost cutting.
  • The Andrews government should not be selling government bodies in order to cover their financial mismanagement over the East-West link & West Gate Tunnel fiascos
  • Name one privatisation in the last fifty years that has resulted in better services and prices.

Updates

2020-02-03 10:38:48 +1100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-12-18 00:31:17 +1100

500 signatures reached

2019-11-27 15:07:39 +1100

10 signatures reached