The treasurer says it is possible the full sale of public land to foreign investors will be subject to regulation
It is a familiar story in NSW: an election campaign promises to make everything much better for the people, and the voters get all the spoils.
But in May 2016, Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian said the Government would hold off on selling a range of public lands to foreign owners.
And then, last week she was asked whether the Government would hold off on the full sale of state land to foreign investors.
“We have got no plans at this point. We’ve actually got a long-term plan,” she replied.
Well guess what? Ms Berejiklian changed course on that promise at a press conference after the result of the elections – to confirm that the government would be pushing to get a referendum on the sal카지노 사이트e of public lands.
But this is where it gets really interesting.
The NSW government doesn’t actually see a real need for a public vote on the sale of its land – it simply sees the need to maintain some stability in the land market – while the electorate remains largely left out.
That could all change if state Treasurer Gladys B바카라사이트erejiklian changes her mind.
Ms Berejiklian said the Government wouldn’t be holding out “until the state of the NSW land market is better than what it is today”.
Is she telling the electorate just how badly things are running now? The answer is that not even she sees that as a necessary condition for a sell-off.
When the NSW Liberal state council of state ministers were asked about this possibility, they said they hadn’t seen this specific issue come up.
So will the NSW government be pushing back against any idea that the Land Minister may be suggesting we need a referendum to sell land?
There are plenty of other areas in which the NSW Liberal state council has been keen to get the government on track.
“In the land sector, that is something we have put forward to the state government and it’s still on the table,” one of the council members to바카라사이트ld Fairfax Media, saying he still believed the matter could be put before the state council next year.