New Green MP and lifetime biker David Clendon and new Green Party ACC Spokesperson Kevin Hague headed down to support the protest.
David gave a great speech where he explained that the Greens have supported the bikers protest from the start because the new levy hikes force bikers to pay for accidents that aren’t their fault.
The levy hikes are also further evidence of National’s undermining of the principle that ACC was founded on – that the scheme should provide equal support and be equally funded by all members of the community.
The bikers chant of ‘who’s next’, was spot on – the Government’s attack on bikers is a sign of things to come. It gets clearer and clearer that National don’t want ACC to work for the community as a whole – they want a private insurance system.
The bikers chant of ‘bullshit’ when Nick Smith trundled out his old excuses for gutting ACC was pretty close to the mark too….
If you want to have your say on ACC put in a submission.