For decades, public-private partnerships led to dysfunctional hospitals. Why did the NSW government think Northern Beaches would be any different?
The fiction of privatised competition was simply so diverse functions could be handed over to cartelised oligopolies.
Privatising the ABC would be relatively straightforward, and there are different options for doing it if the government really wants to get going immediately.
There are four main reasons, writes fellow at the Centre for Policy Development Ian McAuley.
The politics of successful privatisation are tricky -- but NSW's Mike Baird managed a clever trick for quieting opposition.
We might not have to wait for Wyatt Roy's prime ministership for the NBN to be sold.
In banning Chinese bids for the NSW government's Ausgrid privatisation, the government has signalled it has caved in to xenophobia and economic nationalism.
Former Labor Party adviser Gary Moorhead looks at the failure in policies variously described as privatisation, rationalisation, corporatisation or simply increased efficiency.
The Coalition's plan for Medicare is privatisation by another name, writes John Menadue, former head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.