Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, July 23rd, 2015 - 18 comments
I love how right-wing ideology is just some thing that can be switched on and off at will. Case in point, ownership of state houses…
Written By: - Date published: 3:11 pm, December 10th, 2014 - 4 comments
A last-minute, urgent appeal from Phil Twyford – oppose the sell off of state houses – today!
Written By: - Date published: 7:13 am, November 11th, 2014 - 120 comments
The entirely predictable effects of privatising much of our electricity generation capacity are arriving thick and fast.
Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, August 9th, 2013 - 89 comments
Yesterday John Key gave $30 Million of tax payer’s money to Rio Tinto in order to prop up its electricity deal with Meridian – and thus to prop up his privatisation ideology. Mighty River Power shares took a hit. Smart investors getting out?
Written By: - Date published: 9:14 am, July 8th, 2013 - 46 comments
The eight week window to gather more signatures for a referendum on asset sales is now over, and the new signatures will be presented to Parliament today. Lots of them…
Written By: - Date published: 8:32 am, May 28th, 2013 - 59 comments
The Nats have tried to do too much too soon, and now the wheels are obviously falling off their sad “flagship” privatisation programme.
Written By: - Date published: 2:41 pm, May 7th, 2013 - 142 comments
Breaking – The asset sales referendum petition has collected 292,000 valid signatures. It needs 16,500 more (about another 5%) to reach the threshold. The Keep Our Assets Coalition has 2 months to get the remainder – and says it will get them…
Written By: - Date published: 9:58 am, April 10th, 2013 - 90 comments
Labour’s Clayton Cosgrove reveals that when selling Mighty River Power shares, brokers will get twice the commission for selling to a foreign buyer. This will send ownership overseas and drive up prices for Kiwis.
Written By: - Date published: 10:42 am, March 4th, 2013 - 140 comments
One of the promises that Key made about asset sales was that Kiwis would be “at the front of the queue”. So why will up to 30% of the current offering be heading overseas?
Written By: - Date published: 9:53 pm, December 11th, 2012 - 17 comments
A win for the Nats, a loss for the country. The Maori Council’s request for a judicial review of water rights has been rejected.
Written By: - Date published: 5:50 pm, October 15th, 2012 - 37 comments
Amidst all the current scandal and chaos, the Nats’ privatisation agenda grinds on.
Written By: - Date published: 4:28 pm, September 3rd, 2012 - 49 comments
Breaking news – the government is delaying the sale of assets until at least March next year.
Written By: - Date published: 12:15 pm, August 10th, 2012 - 43 comments
Turns out that not many “mums and dads” are planning to buy shares in their own assets.
Written By: - Date published: 9:40 am, August 4th, 2012 - 22 comments
For some reason the Nats are in a hurry to complete their privatisation programme within two years. Anyone in any doubt as to how the process of consultation with Maori will play out might be informed by some recent history.
Written By: - Date published: 3:58 pm, July 30th, 2012 - 70 comments
The Waitangi Tribunal has recommended that asset sales should stop.
Will update as reaction emerges.
Written By: - Date published: 8:51 am, July 3rd, 2012 - 15 comments
The only remaining possible legal threat to the Nats’ plans to sell off our power companies is a Treaty based claim to water rights or riverbeds.