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Asset Sales Protest: March on Parliament 22/12/11

Media Release
For immediate Release
21 December 2011

March on Parliament

Why: to protest against the Government’s 49% asset sales policy

When: 2pm, Thursday 22 December 2011

Where: Civic Square, then following the golden mile route to Parliament

Asset sales in New Zealand will always live in the shadow of Rogernomics and Ruthanasia. The partial assets sales proposed by the current National Government are however, fundamentally different.

There will be a march on Parliament on Thursday 22 December 2011, commencing from Civic Square at 2pm, protesting against the National Government’s stance on asset sales. Elections may be held every three years but this should not be an excuse to institute one term policies. Assets sales aren’t in the interests of future New Zealanders.

Those companies that the government is planning to partially sell-off are New Zealand resources. For the benefit of my (and future) generations, I would prefer it if they stay that way. Without introducing foreign ownership controls no assurance the Prime Minister can give can stop the initial 49% being on-sold to foreign companies. What were once New Zealand profits will then disappear overseas.

No matter what the Prime Minister might think, “mum and dad” investors simply do not have sufficient funds put aside to compete against corporate or foreign investors.


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