The comments reveal nothing more than extraordinary ignorance about the
subject, whipped into a frenzy by the Chicken Littles of certain political
parties and unions. Most people don't even comprehend the basic fact that
it's not asset privatisation, but simply operational franchising, nor the
fact that the performance standards, timetables, bus stop locations etc etc
are set by the government, not the operators.
It's best to go straight to the dissenting statement at Appendix 4 for the
https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/lcdoc ... rvices.pdf
The NSW Auditor looked apolitically at bus franchising and found favorably.
I don't think this was referenced in the Parliamentary Inquiry, it would
have been inconvenient for the political narrative.
https://www.audit.nsw.gov.au/sites/defa ... tracts.pdf
On Tuesday, 20 September 2022 at 21:11:31 UTC+10gregsut...@...
> also note the 'Comments'