Here’s Tariana Turia on Q&A last Sunday, responding to a question from Guyon Espiner about National’s plans for ACC:
I’m very concerned and one of the reasons why I’m really concerned is that there’s been a lot of talk about privatising the work account. Now the face of it is that’s the only account that actually earns money, brings money in into ACC, if you cut that and you give that out to private enterprise, the fact is the costs in ACC will go up exorbitantly to be able to break even. I’m very concerned about that.
Three days later, she’s changed her position completely:
The Maori Party will not rule out supporting moves to open accident compensation to competition, saying it could benefit Maori providers and have a flow-on effect to Maori workers.
Unprincipled? Easily led? Cynical? Stupid? It’s hard to know what to think about this train wreck of a political party.
[Oh, and if you want some substance go read Marty’s piece. That’s more his thing.]