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Corruption in the Liberal Party

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@SirRumpole just another example to show it isn't all one sided, no point in starting another thread over it, this one should just be titled corruption in politics. This land is directly opposite Perth's new football stadium on the other side of the river.
From the article:
Premier Mark McGowan has defended a controversial deal with two of the state’s wealthiest businessmen that could see the East Perth power station land sold for just $1.

Works at the derelict site could begin as early as next year but details of negotiations between the government and billionaires Kerry Stokes and Andrew Forrest remain shrouded in secrecy.

However, the latest unimproved value assessment by the government’s land authority, Landgate, suggested three of the four blocks within the precinct were worth a combined $26 million.

While unimproved land values are used for tax purposes only and don’t take into account contamination or improvement works, they give an indication of what the land would be expected to sell for in its current condition.

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson, who represents lands minister Ben Wyatt in the upper house, revealed under questioning from the opposition the four lots that made up the project precinct were worth $1, according to a valuation commissioned by the government.

Once they get into power all politicians think they can do what they want. I believe that site is heavily polluted and needs cleaning up. If Twiggy is willing to do that , then maybe that's a fair deal.
 
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Once they get into power all politicians think they can do what they want. I believe that site is heavily polluted and needs cleaning up. If Twiggy is willing to do that , then maybe that's a fair deal.
Why can't the Government clean it up and get heaps more for it? 8hectares on the river, in the centre of Perth, I mean really it isn't as though the Government still doesn't have a workforce or public works etc. The Government went to the polls with creating jobs, not privatising Western Power, now they want the private sector to relocate a switchyard when the Government and western power have land right next door. It does my head in, like I say, they are all the same just wear a different hat.
 

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Why can't the Government clean it up and get heaps more for it? 8hectares on the river, in the centre of Perth, I mean really it isn't as though the Government still doesn't have a workforce or public works etc. The Government went to the polls with creating jobs, not privatising Western Power, now they want the private sector to relocate a switchyard when the Government and western power have land right next door. It does my head in, like I say, they are all the same just wear a different hat.


The risk is the issue, that site was beyond toxic private enterprise can do a shonky coverup suspect no politician would want to get caught.
 
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