Electricity Industry Privatisation

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SpeakersSpeaker; O'Farrell Mr Barry; Keneally Ms Kristina
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Mr BARRY O'FARRELL: My question is directed to the Premier. Given that during the last election campaign the Labor Party deceived the community about its electricity privatisation plans—


The SPEAKER: Order! Government members will come to order.

Mr BARRY O'FARRELL: Methinks they doth protest too much! Given that with just one sitting week left the Government is no closer to a sale outcome, and particularly because the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has delayed its decision on the privatisation because this Government has failed to provide it with information, will the Premier now honour the spirit of caretaker conventions and defer any decision until after the election?

Ms KRISTINA KENEALLY: I am advised that the transactions remain on track to be completed by the end of the year.