Electricity Industry Privatisation

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SpeakersKaye Dr John; Roozendaal The Hon Eric
BusinessQuestions Without Notice, QWN

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Dr JOHN KAYE: I direct my question to the Treasurer. Can the Treasurer advise the House whether the Government is accepting non-conforming bids for any of the assets to be privatised under the State's electricity reform process? If so, can the Treasurer indicate in broad terms and without identifying the details of any particular bid, in which aspects did those bids not conform?

The Hon. ERIC ROOZENDAAL: The House may be aware that the time for bids has closed and the evaluation team is examining those bids for the energy transaction. It is important for the House to understand that that process is undertaken at arm's-length from the Government. I have no intention of giving commentary on that process.