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Reform New Zealand was a centre-right liberal conservative or classical liberal political party in New Zealand. The party was established in 2011 by dissatisfied members of ACT New Zealand, and advocates of similar policies of low taxation, [1] privatisation, [2] and reduced government. [3] The party never registered on any opinion polls, named its party leadership, or confirmed its organisational details. While claiming that it planned to contest the 2011 election [4] it never attempted to register with the Electoral Commission and did not stand any candidates.

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It listed its policies as opposition to the current Key administration's seabed and foreshore compromise legislation which was designed to placate National's alternative coalition partner, the Māori Party; restoration of the Employment Contracts Act anti-union industrial relations legislation of the nineties; climate change denial; and sharp reduction in public sector employment through asset sale privatisation, as well as reduction of social welfare expenditure.

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References

  1. "Taxation". Reform New Zealand. Archived from the original on 24 February 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  2. "State Asset Ownership". Reform New Zealand. Archived from the original on 24 February 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  3. "Introduction". Reform New Zealand. Archived from the original on 21 February 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  4. Cheng, Derek (18 February 2011). "New right-wing party now shopping round." New Zealand Herald. Accessed November 2011.