Rene Hidding has indicated the only thing standing in the way of privatising TasRail is the lack of an interested buyer.

Labor Leader Bryan Green said the Liberals have again demonstrated their willingness to sell state-owned assets after promising not to.

“Mr Hidding failed to rule out selling the rail operator during GBEs today, in fact he said he’d “love to” to see someone interested in buying the above-rail assets,” Mr Green said.

“It is a concerning insight into this government’s attitude that the only thing standing in the way of privatisation is having a buyer.

“The Government is currently investing hundreds of millions of dollars to return TasRail to profitability but the Minister has indicated he would be happy to sell the lot to the highest bidder.”
Bryan Green MP Labor Leader