Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


New Zealand should scrutinise National-Act policy

Tue Nov 16 1999

A National-Act government would implement policies that New Zealanders abhor, Alliance leader Jim Anderton said today.

He released details of the National-Act agenda at parliament today, saying National and Act had not been explicit about their intentions.

'A National-Act government would be the most dangerous government in New Zealand's political history,' Jim Anderton said.

'Superannuation, the health system, and education are all at risk. There will be wholesale privatisation of publicly-owned assets, attacks on wages

'Both National and Act have said they want to cut Superannuation. Act supported the compulsory scheme which was rejected by 92% of New Zealanders in a referendum. National set up the Superannuation Taskforce saying it wants to cut the present scheme.

'Both National and Act have attacked free doctors visits for the under-6s.

'Both National and Act wants students to pay more for their education. Under their policies, there is never a time when the student debt stops rising.

'National and Act both want to remove the public's right to holidays

'This is an agenda which is more extreme than anything New Zealand has ever seen. National and Act should not be able to get away with an election campaign where their true intentions are not explicit,' Jim Anderton said.

Visit for more information about the Alliance

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

National Terrorism Threat Level Moves To Medium
Medium is defined as a terrorist attack is assessed as feasible and could well occur. The new level remains higher than it was before the 15 March terrorist attack when the threat level was low. More>>


Environment Aotearoa 2019: Report Warns Environment In Serious Trouble

The report is jointly produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand, and is a follow on from the last report in 2015.

The report says the way New Zealanders live and make a living is having a serious impact on the environment, and the benefits New Zealanders get from being in nature, though not measured or quantified, could be lost. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Scrapping The Capital Gains Tax

As PM Jacinda Arden said yesterday, there was no point in Labour bringing a proposal into the House that it didn’t have the votes to get passed. Looking back, maybe she always felt this outcome to be inevitable... More>>


City Rail Link: Billion Dollar Cost Rise (And Preferred Bidder)

The revised cost envelope for completing the entire Auckland City Rail Link project now totals $4.419 billion. The revised cost has yet to be endorsed by the project’s sponsors (the Crown and Auckland Council). More>>


Meth Scare: Debt Write-Off For HNZ Meth Testing Evictions

People living in Housing New Zealand (HNZ) properties who were wrongly evicted because of flawed methamphetamine contamination policies will have their related debts with the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) written off. More>>


RNZ Report: Fears Grow For NZ Nurse Kidnapped In Syria

A New Zealand nurse working for the Red Cross was captured by Islamic State (IS) in Syria more than five years ago, and there are now public pleas for any information that could help bring her home. More>>


Streets Blocked In London: Climate 'Extinction Rebellion' Reaches Aotearoa

Across the world, thousands of people are taking part in a rebellion to avert climate, ecological and human catastrophe. This begins in Aotearoa New Zealand today. More>>





InfoPages News Channels