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The echoing failure of public-private hospitals

The echoing failure of public-private hospitals

For decades, public-private partnerships led to dysfunctional hospitals. Why did the NSW government think Northern Beaches would be any different?

Optus drops the ball on World Cup coverage. But that’s privatisation for you.

Optus drops the ball on World Cup coverage. But that’s privatisation for you.

The fiction of privatised competition was simply so diverse functions could be handed over to cartelised oligopolies.

Easy as ABC: how to privatise national broadcasting

Easy as ABC: how to privatise national broadcasting

Privatising the ABC would be relatively straightforward, and there are different options for doing it if the government really wants to get going immediately.

Privatisation drives up prices and creates dodgy business practices, so why do governments persist?

Privatisation drives up prices and creates dodgy business practices, so why do governments persist?

There are four main reasons, writes fellow at the Centre for Policy Development Ian McAuley.

Mike Baird’s secret privatisation strategy

Mike Baird’s secret privatisation strategy

The politics of successful privatisation are tricky -- but NSW's Mike Baird managed a clever trick for quieting opposition.

NBN tax paves way for privatisation

NBN tax paves way for privatisation

We might not have to wait for Wyatt Roy's prime ministership for the NBN to be sold.

Ausgrid decision that of a cowering country closed for business

Ausgrid decision that of a cowering country closed for business

In banning Chinese bids for the NSW government's Ausgrid privatisation, the government has signalled it has caved in to xenophobia and economic nationalism.

On Medicare, ‘trust’ and why we need to revitalise public services

On Medicare, ‘trust’ and why we need to revitalise public services

Former Labor Party adviser Gary Moorhead looks at the failure in policies variously described as privatisation, rationalisation, corporatisation or simply increased efficiency.

Turnbull won’t ‘privatise’ Medicare, but he will destroy it

Turnbull won’t ‘privatise’ Medicare, but he will destroy it

The Coalition's plan for Medicare is privatisation by another name, writes John Menadue, former head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Brandis backs down on national security plans for telcos

Brandis backs down on national security plans for telcos

Legislation that would have given the government unlimited power over Australia's private telecommunications companies has been watered down.