PSA Privatisation Forum 30 May 2019 | Privatisation... In Whose Interest?

17 May 2019




Follow this link to register for Privatisation… In Whose Interest?


In recent times Governments of both persuasions have put privatisation of South Australian Public Services back on the agenda.


But when services that fulfil an essential human need, like education, health, public infrastructure, electricity and transport are sold off to wealthy corporations hungry for profit, everyone loses. From large-scale job losses, to rising electricity prices, declining public health and school funding inequity, this forum will start a conversation - privatisation, in whose interest?


Despite pre-election promises from Steven Marshall that his government did not have plans to privatise public services, one of their first steps was to sell off the Adelaide Remand Centre to the notorious transnational Serco. They have subsequently foreshadowed the sale of SA Pathology, parts of DPTI including trams and trains, and it is likely the privatisation of more prisons will be a temptation hard to resist.


This forum will be a public discussion on the issue of privatisation in South Australia and feature prominent speakers:


JANE ANDREW
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY BUSINESS SCHOOL
A powerful speaker, Jane is an Associate Professor in Accounting at The University of Sydney Business School. She has a particular interest in the relationship between accounting information and public policy and has written extensively on public accountability, privatisation and whistleblowing
In 2016, Jane released a report titled Prison Privatisation in Australia: The State of the Nation providing the first comprehensive review of the costs, performance and accountability of Australian private prisons.


MICHAEL WHAITES
SUB-REGIONAL SECRETARY (OCEANIA), PUBLIC SERVICES INTERNATIONAL
A Registered Nurse and Midwife, Michael has over 20 years of experience as a trade unionist, both as a workplace delegate and as a trade union official. During this time he has participated in, run, and advised on campaigning for quality public services, and against privatisation. On behalf of PSI Michael has spoken internationally about the causes and affects of privatisation and was on the working group for Australia's People's Inquiry Into Privatisation.
The forum will be facilitated by Dr Collette Snowden, Senior Lecturer in Public Relations, University of South Australia.
We encourage all PSA members to attend this important forum.

REGISTRATION:
Follow this link to register for Privatisation… In Whose Interest?