The government should own a significant shareholding of a national airline?
On average, everyone agrees with significant nonconsensus between 72 voters.
Please read the comments from other voters below, then scroll down make your decision. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
The government should own a significant shareholding of a national airline
Reasons To Disagree
Gummint has no legitimate place in business.
28 September 2008
Airline competitors are chomping at the bit for piece of the market pie - if the national carrier is doing so badly to succumb to the competitors, then it deserves to fade away into history where it won't be using our tax dollars to maintain it's failures.
5 March 2009
10 October 2010
It is not the place of government to run any commercial concern. By owning such they are in effect making us all shareholders in a company open to business risks; they do not have the right to do so.
27 August 2012
Reasons To Agree
Yes, at this stage at least.
9 August 2008
All countries seem to do it, or at least bail out their airlines. Seems to be in the national interest that an airline serves NZ national interests. If Qantas took over, we would be relegated to a provincial service like Tasmania, and how many people would come to NZ if they had to transit in Sydney?
3 October 2008
As a small nation we need to own this asset
17 September 2013
This is an investment that will make NZ richer
17 August 2014
Reasons for Remain Neutral
Air NZ killed the international market in Hamilton, but I suppose if we have less companies then we have less flights.
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