I must admit that I am a little bemused as to why people are waiting so expectantly for the National party to announce their policies. The policies will be the same as they have always been. User pays, reduction of the health and education vote and the privatisation of anything they can get away with. It would be a miracle if they went with anything remotely different.
The announcement that they would look at ways to open ACC up to competiton must be een for what it is. Privatisation. They have said they won’t sell off any assets in their first term so they need to find other ways to open up ACC to their big business mates. Anyway, they will no doubt spend their first term in power (if they get there) preparing to sell off the family silverware.
Of course, they might say this now and sell them off anyway. Stranger things have happened in New Zealand politics.