Asset Sales Labour v National

Based on a release from Tony Ryall, a useful guide as to how National and Labour did asset sales. And recall Phil Goff, and Trevor Mallard vote for the Labour asset sales.

  Labour 1988 – 90 National 2012
Announced policy before election No Yes
Used to pass legislation Yes No
Kept majority in Govt hands No Yes
Sold all or most to foreigners Yes No
Priority for NZ investors No Yes
10% share cap No Yes
Allowed select committee hearings No Yes
Public float No Yes

Labour sold a total of 15 assets, so some answers vary by asset sold.

What shows is that National have acted entirely properly with their partial asset sales, and in fact it was Labour that did everything they accuse National of doing.

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