Privatisation: In Whose Interest



As we edge closer to the prospect of a changed government it’s important to remember how decisions regarding privatisation affect the lives of our members, and their community. It is an issue consistently confronted by our colleagues and friends across the nation.

In South Australia, Governments of both persuasions have put privatisation of Public Services back on the agenda. But when services that fulfil an essential human need, like education, health, public infrastructure, electricity and transport are sold off to wealthy corporations hungry for profit, everyone loses. From large-scale job losses, to rising electricity prices, declining public health and school funding inequity, privatisation often leads to direct and indirect demonstrable impacts upon workers, and the people that rely on their services.

To discuss this prescient issue, the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Public Service Association are putting on an event titled “Privatisation: In Whose Interest” on 30 May 2019 at the Allan Scott Auditorium from 6-7pm.  

The speakers are Jane Andrew - Associate Professor, the University of Sydney Business School, Michael Whaites - Sub-Regional Secretary (Oceania), Public Services International and Facilitator: Dr Collette Snowden - Senior Lecturer In Public Relations, University of South Australia.

To our South Australian colleagues and members, we encourage you to attend this event. Further details and registration information can be found here:

Privatisation: In Whose Interest