Submitting in your summer holiday

by frog

As I predicted last week, the Government has allowed only a very short time for submissions on the Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill – submissions close on 12 February 2010.

This is one of the oldest political tricks in the book – introduce unpopular legislation just before the summer recess and hope that people are so preoccupied with summer holiday activities that hardly anyone gets around to making a submission before the closing date.  The Government can then argue that most people weren’t all that concerned about the Bill because there were few submissions.

This is a truly appalling Bill – it’s packed full of measures that undermine local democracy and promote the privatisation of Auckland’s assets.

Sue Kedgley and David Clendon have prepared a submission guide to assist people wanting to make submissions.

And don’t forget the closing date – 12 February 2010.

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Published in Environment & Resource Management | Justice & Democracy by frog on Sun, December 20th, 2009   

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