Details of National Party policies leaked
Documents detailing areas of National Party policy interest, sent to senior MPs, have been leaked to the Weekend Herald.
It’s the latest in a series of National leaks, days after details about media talking points and internal polling information.
The leaker of the latest tranche of documents claimed to be a National MP. However, the anonymous email did not come from a parliamentary email address.
The documents detail social development and health policies National is considering, to be unveiled before the next election.
A front bench policy discussion memo, dated September 18, sets out “suggested positioning” in areas of special focus — including extending ACC to victims of illness as well as accidents.
Another memo, dated August 14, details National’s plans for its health policies, including a potential review of DHBs, incentives for older Kiwis to maintain healthy lives/ health insurance and a “big hairychested policy — funding health the way we fund ACC”.
Infrastructure plans written by former National MP Jami-Lee Ross on September 11 were also leaked detailing areas around transport, fuel prices and roading.
A spokesman for Simon Bridges said the papers were months old.