Campaign against Queensland privatisation continues

Unions and community groups are continuing to resist Bligh’s plan to privatise $15 billion worth of public assets. More than 200 unionists including many from the nearby railway workshops rallied outside the Ipswich office of Transport Minister Rachel Nolan in late July.
Besides supporting the protests, the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) is paying for billboards to be erected around the state saying “Anna Bligh sold us out”.
The decision to engage Merrill Lynch and the Royal Bank of Scotland as advisers for the sell-off has also enraged unions.
“I mean, what a team. A couple of companies that had to be bailed out recently by governments are now back being paid hundreds of millions of dollars to advise the government on privatisation,” said Peter Simpson, secretary of the ETU. 
A community rally in West End in Anna Bligh’s own electorate attracted over 100 people who marched on her office and carried a resolution declaring that “Queensland was not for sale.”
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