13 reasons to throw the NSW Coalition out in March 2019

September 20, 2018
The NSW Coalition is definitely on the nose.

In case you didn't have enough, here's 13 reasons for throwing out the NSW Coalition in the state elections next March.

1. The privatisation of public assets. The sale of the NSW power industry has led to higher power prices while renewable energy has been staved of funds.

2. Building tollways, not public transport. The $17 billion WestConnex tollway scam will extend to northern Sydney and Wollongong. Privatised North-West Metro is a priority while heavy rail is being scrapped. Light rail projects are another excuse to privatise public transport.

3. The sale of government buildings and land including the Powerhouse Museum which is being moved to Parramatta.

4. Destruction of the TAFE system. Funding and staff cuts are being accompanied by the promotion of shonky privatised training colleges.

5. Unsustainable land-clearing and the run-down of national parks as well as scrapping the proposed marine park no-fishing zones.

6. Open slather over-development, which gives property developers full control rather than communities.

7. Cutbacks and outsourcing of the state public service with funds spent on consultants rather than permanent public servants.

8. Needless re-building of football stadiums instead of expanding suburban parks and sports and leisure facilities.

9. The sale of public housing including Millers Point and the Sirius building with no new public housing stock and no controls over house prices and rentals.

10. Attempts to privatise public hospitals rather than expand health services, including nursing, aged care and disability staffing and facilities.

11. Funding cuts for public schools and cuts to teachers and support staff numbers.

12. Forced council amalgamations which have led to a lack of local democracy.

13. Increase in police powers and anti-protest laws.

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