Editorial: Kicking the can down the road

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23rd June, 2012
Two major humiliations in one week is probably more than enough for any government, so it’s no surprise that Prime Minister John Key is resisting mounting pressure to engage in a third by breaking his electoral promise not to meddle with the age of entitlement to National Superannuation. Fresh from overseeing Education Minister Hekia Parata’s back-down over teacher-student ratios, and the resignations of the ACC chairman and CEO over the Bronwyn Pullar saga, Key was this week holding firm on his long-held commitment over New Zealand Superannuation. That’s despite fresh reports from the ...

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