Please support the petition on asset sales.
Download the petition form, print it off and ask people to sign!
This is the best chance we've got to stop the government selling our power companies and Air New Zealand for a quick buck.
Our state-owned power companies are at risk
The National Government's plan to sell 49% of Meridian Energy, Mighty River Power, Genesis Power and Solid Energy is bad for the economy and the first step to full privatisation of these valuable public assets.
They are some of our highest earning assets, with average shareholder returns of 18.5% - all to avoid borrowing costs to the government of around 4%.
Selling off our publicly owned companies would mean more foreign ownership and less accountability to what's best for New Zealanders. If they are privatised the power companies' individual assets - like our dams and wind turbines - can be 100% sold into private ownership.
The Keep Our Assets campaign is a broad group of community organisations including the Green Party, Grey Power, Council of Trade Unions (CTU), Labour Party, New Zealand Union of Students Associations (NZUSA), Greenpeace and many more.
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