Speaks for itself really!
Where were all the supporting organisations putting in submissions to the select committee in favour of Asset Sales?
Today the government will attempt to push through another stage of its controversial and unpopular legislation to sell New Zealand assets.
Labour agrees with the vast majority of submitters that this legislation is unnecessary and misguided, and will increase power prices, increase asset inequality, increase the government deficit, increase the current account deficit, and leave New Zealand worse off.
These assets were built by generations of New Zealanders and survived during times that were tougher than today. The Government has no mandate to sell them now by the narrowest of parliamentary margins. As one submitter stated, “We are robbing the future by selling off something paid for in the past”.
Make your voices heard. Come to parliament.