A senior media adviser to the WA Premier yesterday contacted me re my blog post about reports of a sale of Lotterywest being on the government agenda. Here is what they said:
Please note the State Government has not stated that Lotterywest is being considered for sale. The story you refer to on WAToday was incorrect. Comments from the WA Treasurer about asset sales were misinterpreted by the reporter.
We have made contact with the reporter and, where possible, the outlets that reprinted the inaccurate story to correct the report.
For your reference, I have attached the audio excerpt of the WA Treasurer’s interview on ABC local radio, where the discussion on asset sales occurred.
Here is the excerpt of the WA Treasurer’s interview: