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Budget 2011: Is the Govt on the right course?

Photo / Mark Mitchell
Photo / Mark Mitchell

Today's Budget contains few real surprises - the widely anticipated cuts to KiwiSaver, Working for Families and Student Loans are all there. What is new is the Government for the first time detailing its plans to raise between $5 billion and $7 billion by partial privatisation of its four state owned energy companies and extending private ownership of Air New Zealand.

Starting next year, the Government wants to sell off stakes in Genesis Energy, Meridian, Mighty River Power and coal company Solid Energy. The exact proportion of private ownership has not been decided but the Government will retain a majority shareholding.

Is the Govt on the right course? Here is the latest selection of Your Views:

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