Labour have issued a press release:
The National Party is completely isolated over its opposition to compulsory KiwiSaver, now that the Revenue Minister Peter Dunne has thrown his support behind the idea.
Except that, as shown yesterday, Peter Dunne has proposed compulsory Kiwisaver for some time.
New Zealanders should be able to take superannuation at reduced rates down to 60 or increasingly enhanced rates if they hold off until between 66 and 70, alongside making KiwiSaver compulsory, UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne said today.
(Also at Voxy)
And on Twitter on Thursday:
I wrote to Mallard in 2010 asking Labour to support compulsory Kiwisaver – his reply: only if I could persuade National to.
Labour’s support for compulsory Kiwisaver very much Johnny-come-lately opportunism.
So it’s a bit cheeky of David Parker to claim that Dunne is now supporting Labour’s initiative.