State-owned Enterprises Minister on asset sales
Sat, 12 May 2012 1:33p.m.
Protests against the Government's asset sales plan stepped up a notch this week with a hikoi of thousands at Parliament.
Polls show the vast majority of New Zealanders are against any partial privatisations. But the Government says last year's election result is all the mandate it needs.
The process is well underway. The Nation talked to the man in charge – State-owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall.
Watch the video for the full interview
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13/05/2012 10:24:07 a.m.
Chris - at least have the decency to Quote Winston Churchill. Capitalism didn’t exactly work out to well did it..
13/05/2012 12:44:30 a.m.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
12/05/2012 11:42:35 p.m.
Donut dunker wrote:
CB - you obviously doesn't understand New Zealand's parliamentary system. Hate the game not the player.
12/05/2012 7:08:57 p.m.
Chris- why are right-wing people so nasty and abusive. They should rename it the Nasty Party.David- You are correct.There are 4,414,000 people in NZ and only 1,078,000 voted for National.Not a democratic mandate.
12/05/2012 7:02:39 p.m.
I agree David, the actual percentage of party votes that went to “pro asset sales” parties is less than 50%. Everyone knows that voters don’t base there vote on one single policy, yet National claim winning the election gave them a mandate: easy to say when the alternative was a Phil Goff led government.@Chris, making blunt attacks on the left is much easier than actually making asset sales look like a sensible idea. To claim the left is intellectually impaired is a bit rich having seen the coverage of your mates on the far right!
12/05/2012 6:14:30 p.m.
@ Chris: So when Labor get their next term as government they have a mandate to do anything the want too?
12/05/2012 4:45:32 p.m.
‘David’ and the rest of you leftie morons - grow up. National won the election - Labour did not. THAT IS THE MANDATE. It should be simple enough for a leftie socialist even to understand but I know most socialist are intellectually impaired. Kiwis so against asset investment they would have voted the left in - they did not -so suck it up. If you base percentages for Kiwis against something then 83% of Kiwis were against the anti-smacking bill but dear old comrade Helen and Labour ignored that - hypocrisy any one?
12/05/2012 3:43:35 p.m.
Realistic Kiwi wrote:
All IPO SOEs Shares are expected to yield very much higher than any other investments....watch this space!
12/05/2012 2:43:50 p.m.
National Party Electoral result 47.32%
United Future Electoral result 0.60%
Act Party Electoral result 1.07%
Total percentage of the vote that these three clowns got 48.98 percent... not 50 percent, not a majority.
What National did was go out and find a dirty sleazy less than ethical politician and stuck them in the ACT Party so that they could cheat the system to get their majority.
Percentage wise National have absolutely no mandate.
On election date those three parties combined only managed to grab 1/3 of the total ellligible vote, the other third wne to the left and the last 1/3 stayed at home (when asked why they didnt vote by the electoral commission they said they had no trust in any of the parties).
When you sell off assets that are owned by more than one individual you need to legally garner permission from the majority of owners.
National cant do this in anyway... they cant even justify that they have electoral support because 48.98 percent support in the real world would mean "NO SALE"
But go check out the results for yourselves...
National did not get permission from voters to do this.
12/05/2012 2:05:51 p.m.
Why was David Parker, the Labour spokesperson for SoEs, or an alternatre represeatative, not on the show today to challenge Ryall?
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