COST CON­FU­SION

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

WHO is telling the truth?

For a change, we are not ques­tion­ing the word of the po­lit­i­cal elite.

It is pri­vate en­ter­prise whose word is ques­tion­able – the cost of adapt­ing the ter­mi­nals for Qan­tas to in­tro­duce long haul, non-stop Lon­don-Perth flights and later ex­pand­ing into Europe. Qan­tas says the cost would be about $25 mil­lion and Perth Air­port Cor­po­ra­tion seem to think it would be more like $40 mil­lion.

Ob­vi­ously, the Cor­po­ra­tion’s ex­ec­u­tive are only in­ter­ested in pan­der­ing to its share­hold­ers, and don’t give a damn the long term ben­e­fits to West Aus­tralians.

This is the prob­lem when ma­jor in­fra­struc­ture is handed over to pri­vate in­vest­ment. No won­der peo­ple don’t like to see State as­sets sold off.

ROGER DAVEN­PORT, South­ern River.

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