The Herald reports:
Today’s relaunch has been more than a year in the planning, with the party looking to boost the paltry 0.5 per cent of the vote it got at the last election.
A range of policies were revealed, including:
• Setting-up a “student education account” for each child from the age of 2, with the Government paying in $12,000 every year until the age of 18, and then another $30,000 for tertiary education. Parents would choose what school to pay to attend, with zones abolished.
“If parents and children are satisfied with the education they are receiving, they can stay at their current school,” Seymour said. “If not, they can use the funding in their Student Education Account to receive a better education.”
• A flat income and business tax rate of 17.5 per cent, which Seymour said would stop the Government taking progressively more money “as a punishment for success”.
They both look pretty good to me.