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Your views: on government sell-offs and robo-calls

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Today, readers comment on the Marshall Government’s latest mooted privatisation, and its robo-call debacle.

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Commenting on the story: Lucas ponders Service SA sell-off as valuers brought in 

From “We have no privatisation agenda” to “What can we sell off next that’s not bolted down” is pretty disappointing to most people.

Like many, I looked forward to a progressive government full of great ideas for the state.

Instead we have the same old grab for cash to service an ailing economy.

The entities we can sell are finite though, I hope.  

The Government is taking on a large amount of debt to bring about projects that will hopefully in turn boost the economy, but what will be the cost to the individual South Australian as service costs rise? Peter Annear

The privatisation program proposed by the Marshall Government simply endorses their belief that South Australians are not capable of owning and operating taxpayer-funded government services. Bill Hollingsworth

Commenting on the story: ROBOFLOP: Push for ban after another Lib phone poll gaffe

Why are they doing these annoying, infuriating, pointless calls in the first place?

Has the Liberal Party head office become so arrogant that it thinks it can invade people’s privacy whenever it likes?

When are Meldrum & Co going to wake up to the fact that overall, no matter which political party is involved, the voters have had the two major parties and are sick to death of their lies, their broken promises, the greed of their representatives in all of our, mostly totally unnecessary, Parliaments?

Do they not realise that to be woken up once before daylight in the middle of winter once is objectionable enough, but to have it done two days in a row simply turns voters away?

We are now told that these nuisance calls – yes, Sascha, nuisance calls – should have been made in the evening rather than before dawn.

Do Sascha and mates not realise that when people get home from work and are wanting to just have dinner, relax and be left in peace, the last thing they want is some political party making nuisance calls asking absurd questions?

Meldrum and Liberals at head office are just alienating voters.

Politicians may have short memories but we, the voters, do not.

Steven Marshal and Peter Malinauskas should get together and in a bi-partisan way immediately pass legislation banning these nuisance calls.

They may not be able to ban interstate/international scam calls, but they most certainly can ban all political parties from doing so. – Robert McCormick

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