Thursday, November 05, 2009


A while ago the government set up the 2025 Taskforce, with the goal of "closing the gap" between Australia and New Zealand. As its chaired by Don Brash and stacked with like-minded cronies, the taskforce is likely to come up with the usual tired old NeoLiberal "solutions" of tax cuts for the rich, service cuts for the poor, deregulation, and labour market "flexibility" (for employers) - in other words, the very policies which opened that gap in the first place.

While its not exactly being publicised, the taskforce has called for submissions. So, if you'd like to have your say, then let rip. While I doubt it'll change any minds on the taskforce, it will at least stop them from claiming any "consensus" or widespread support for their views.