This interview from last night in which a candidate running in the Victorian state election attempts to explain how a Liberal government would get the private sector to build a power station through a tender process is vintage political TV.
Michael Lamb, a former police officer, attempts to explain to David Speers on Sky News that a Liberal government would “let” the private sector build a power station, and would start a tender process, but it wouldn’t involve any taxpayers’ money, and that the market will just sort it all out.
Speers repeatedly asks him for more than two minutes to explain how it can be led by the private sector through a government tender and not involve taxpayers’ money.
Confused? So is Lamb. And everyone else.
Liberal candidate for Frankston Michael Lamb says his party will get the private industry to build a power station in Victoria, if elected, but admits it will be at least partly taxpayer-funded.
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) November 21, 2018