Statement regarding comments to forum
Kate Wilkinson MP
National Party Industrial Relations
27 May 2008
Statement regarding comments
National Party Industrial Relations spokeswoman
Kate Wilkinson says comments made this morning about the
employer contribution to KiwiSaver under a National
Government were wrong and do not reflect party
“I misinterpreted a question I was asked at a
forum this morning about National’s views on compulsory
employer contributions to KiwiSaver.
release its KiwiSaver policy later this year, but
suggestions that National will do away with compulsory
employer contributions to the scheme are
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