Don't privatise our buses

Sign our petition against the privatisation of Inner West bus routes.

Dear Premier Berejiklian and Minister Constance,

Sydney deserves world class public transport, and the bus system is a critical part of this.

The answer to improving bus services is not for the government simply to wash their hands of the matter and sell them off.

Instead, we need to see a genuine commitment to improving these public transport services with proper investment in making sure the people of the Inner West can get where they need to go in the most efficient way possible.

If the network is privatized, we are concerned about the impact on both services and jobs.

We want better bus services, not a sell off.

Yours sincerely,

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  • signed 2017-10-13 18:24:15 +1100
  • signed 2017-10-09 09:10:46 +1100
    what will they privatise next ?.
  • signed 2017-09-26 10:50:08 +1000
  • signed via 2017-09-11 12:38:24 +1000
  • signed 2017-09-11 07:49:00 +1000
  • signed 2017-09-01 00:07:10 +1000
  • signed 2017-08-29 09:21:42 +1000
  • signed 2017-08-28 15:46:25 +1000
    We don,t need it fares will go up and service will go down.
  • signed 2017-08-27 13:42:29 +1000
  • signed 2017-08-27 12:47:31 +1000
    Privatisation doesn’t solve the issue of traffic and congestion… Instead have better roads and proper traffic management which can improve services by itself… Privatisation is not answer to real issues.
  • signed 2017-08-27 09:39:24 +1000
    More public transport – not less
  • signed 2017-08-27 09:22:18 +1000
  • signed 2017-08-26 19:58:04 +1000
    Privatisation of bus services won’t effectively service the people in the longer term
  • signed 2017-08-26 11:39:12 +1000
    Public services are dedicated to providing service to the public, and ensure fair conditions for employees.

    Private companies are bound by insane laws that insist they maximise profit. The consequence of which is that they maximise short term profit, to maximise their executive bonuses. And pay only lip service to actually providing service, and will squeeze the employees to the point the service becomes less safe, less reliable.

    Additionally under a neo-liberal government, there will be inadequate regulation and a hopelessly underfunded compliance regime.

    Overall, privatisation of public services, particularly under a neo-liberal govt, is a recipe for disaster.
  • signed 2017-08-26 10:40:08 +1000
  • signed 2017-08-26 10:20:42 +1000
  • signed 2017-08-26 08:29:34 +1000
  • signed 2017-08-26 02:40:10 +1000
    Keep the buses public.
  • signed 2017-08-25 22:55:04 +1000
    Congestion is the problem, not the government bus service. Improve public transport and get more people OUT of cars. Private buses will not provide the answer. Improve government bus and light rail services and introduce more ferry services, and see what a difference that will make!
  • signed 2017-08-25 22:34:27 +1000
  • signed 2017-08-25 21:39:00 +1000
  • signed 2017-08-25 20:56:41 +1000
  • signed 2017-08-25 19:17:14 +1000
  • signed 2017-08-25 18:53:07 +1000
    Kathryn Green
  • signed 2017-08-25 18:41:06 +1000
  • signed 2017-08-25 18:10:09 +1000
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  • signed 2017-08-25 17:55:56 +1000
  • signed 2017-08-25 17:47:46 +1000
    Worldwide, it being shown time and tiem again that “Privatisation” doesn’t work! Rather, it adds costs, reduces wages, and deteriorates services!
  • signed 2017-08-25 17:46:25 +1000
    Why privatise it makes no difference. Just look at what it’s costing in Melbourne.. learn from others mistakes. Fix the roads and any company can deliver.