"Good stuff," say university chancellors, "but you need to throw more our way to keep the right balance."
"Great stuff," says university staff, ""but you need to throw more our way to keep academics in New Zealand."
"Fantastic move," say media commentators, congenitally unable to distinguish an election bribe from a ten-year fiscal deficit.
And the taxpayers? Who gets to talk for them?
Who indeed. They just keep on getting the bill.
UPDATE 1: Ah, turns out there is someone talking for taxpayers: See press release here: Universal Student Bribery.
UPDATE 2: And here's someone else: Labour rescues rich students from the horrors of reality.