Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls says no one has devised an alternative to asset sales during his tour of the state.
Queensland’s treasurer says listening tour participants haven’t been able to come up with an alternative to privatisation.
Tim Nicholls is holding invitation-only meetings with community leaders across the state in a bid to present asset sales as an alternative to increased taxes and charges.
But following a series of forums, he said no one had come up with an alternative debt reduction plan.
“No one’s been able to come up with another option,” he told ABC Radio on Thursday.
“I’ve asked people and I’ve said, `If someone else has an alternative that they think is going to work, please let me know. I’m very open to discussion about it’.
“But no one has come up with an alternative to that, that is doable and feasible and makes sense.”
The government is considering the sale of two electricity generators and leasing the Gladstone and Townsville ports if it secures voter support for the plan at next year’s election.
Mr Nicholls held forums on the Sunshine and Gold coasts on Wednesday, and is planning to visit Townsville, Gladstone, Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Emerald and Longreach.