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Unitedfuture: Uf's Position On Asset Sales, Kiwisaver

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5 August 2008 - UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne today set out his party's position on the potential sale of core state assets and changes to KiwiSaver.

"We do not support asset sales as we believe the majority of New Zealanders, having experienced the rash of such sales in the 80's and seen their consequences, do not want to see more taxpayer-owned enterprises flogged off," he said.

"To go ahead with asset sales in pursuit of some purist ideology, rather than the interests of New Zealand, would be contrary to democracy and the wishes of the voting public.

"Similarly, UnitedFuture opposes any weakening of KiwiSaver.

"More than three quarters of a million New Zealanders - well ahead of expectations - have signed up to the scheme, a clear sign of its widespread popularity and any tinkering with it would be foolish.

"The only change to Kiwisaver UnitedFuture is considering is the point at which it becomes a compulsory savings scheme.

"UnitedFuture is committed to listening to the people, and then acting, rather than acting and then telling people it's too late to make any changes," said Mr Dunne.

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