Today Prime Minister John Key said that, contrary to what he’s been saying, his government will look at “opening-up” all of the Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) to competition. In their election campaign, Key and the National Party said they’d look at “opening up” ACC to competition, but wouldn't sell anything in a first term.
Since winning government, National has been setting out, in my opinion, to make ACC so awful, so useless, that people will be glad to be rid of it. The ultimate goal of the National and ACT Parties has always been to sell-off ACC. It seems that National may be moving that up on the agenda a bit.
When there’s a concrete proposal, you can be sure I’ll have plenty to more to say.