Following a Ministerial diary summary, disclosing that the NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance had met with the Chinese Government-owned company Grid Corporation of China, there is growing speculation that NSW poles and wires may well be at the risk of foreign ownership.

The Leader of the Christian Democratic Party, Rev Fred Nile, has voiced the Party’s stance on the conditions and guarantees which they request from the NSW Government.

“I have clearly stated in the past few weeks that the CDP, if re-elected, will use our balance of power in the Upper Houseto oppose any Government proposal to sell our poles and wires off-shore, prior to meeting our own requirements which primarily protect the people of NSW in the short and longer term” said Rev Nile.

The CDP has previously indicated that the NSW Government should guarantee no electricity price increases and assure the protection of electricity workers’ jobs and conditions.

“The CDP has a 34 year record of honesty in the NSW parliament. I can assure everyone that our decisions will provide the people of NSW the security and benefits for the interest of all citizens and not merely for dollars, bottom lines or to improve government balance sheets or deficits.

“As stated previously, I will call for a Select Parliamentary Inquiry which will provide an independent comprehensive analysis of calculated risks and benefits” re-stated Rev Fred Nile.


Rev. Hon. Fred Nile ED., L.Th., M.L.C.

Parliamentary Leader, Christian Democratic Party
Parliament House, Macquarie Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000

Telephone: (02) 9230 2478 | Facsimile: (02) 9230 2098

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