And this sort of stuff is exactly why I and dare others are against, privatization. The process and tenders are commercial in confidence, read grey and, the regulators seem to be an incompetent piece of wet lettuce. But it was allowed. Darwin port sale/lease is a joke. $506 million and iNT have already spent it. Shane? EDIT. If governments shouldn't be running these businesses, due to competitive forces, they also struggle in maximizing return for the taxpayer. Why?The ABC did a scathing analysis of what a bad deal the sale of the Port of Darwin was for the NT government - pretty much a fire sale with very little consultation with Defence or FIRB or any other interested parties. And now the money has been spent and they're still hopelessly in debt.
Curious to know what Robb, knew. And evidently wasn't that valuable or had served his purpose.
And Don,yep, even Barnyard worked it out.
Certainly not rocket science.
The problem with looting the government (at all levels) is that there's nothing left to privatise - even things like the Land Titles Office have been flogged off here in SA and in most other states.