Despite Western Australians rejecting privatisation at the election, some senior executives in Western Power and Synergy continue to prepare our publicly owned electricity system for privatisation.
Top executives are getting our public utilities primed for sale in time for next election by cutting staff, slashing costs and boosting profits. If the Liberals and Nationals return to government in 2021, Synergy, Horizon and Western Power will be ready for sale to the highest bidder.
The number one priority of private companies is to make profit. Privatisation will lead to higher electricity prices, as well as fewer jobs and apprenticeships. It will also mean less reliable services and increased bushfire danger, as the new private owners cut preventative maintenance in the pursuit of profit.