THE Rudd Government is opening the way for the possible sale of Medibank Private with the Labor Party set to delete from its policy platform a clause opposing the sale of the health fund.
The story goes that there is a change in wording proposed at the next month’s Labor national conference where the words “Labor is opposed to the sale of Medibank Private” is to be dropped. Is this because the want to sell more of the family silver to reduce the deficit, or is it a change in ideology? Not good either way if you ask me.
And this comes on top of Bligh in Queensland having a fire sale to protect (or restore) the states AAA rating.