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Does David Cunliffe Really Want Another Kiwirail Black Hole?

Does David Cunliffe Really Want Another Kiwirail Black Hole?

7 JULY 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Responding to Labour Party leader David Cunliffe's pledge to investigate buying back former state assets Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers' Union, says:

“Having just had the lessons of KiwiRail and Solid Energy, why would David Cunliffe consider repeating the mistake of ideological nationalisations?"

“KiwiRail has cost taxpayers $12.2 billion since it was purchased by the Crown in 2008. That’s the equivalent to over $2,700 per New Zealander. Worse, every time a ferry breaks down, more politicians than mechanics pile on."

“How many lessons do we need before politicians realise they are poor at picking winners with the public purse?”

ENDS

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