Failed National Party Leader Don Brash has been banging on a lot again about “one law for all” since his hostile takeover of the ACT Party last week.
So I thought I’d take a look at Brash’s track record when he was an MP:
- 9 December 2004: Brash voted against the Civil Union Bill which provided for formal recognition of same sex relationships.
- 15 March 2005: Brash voted against various Bills arising from the Relationships (Statutory References) Bill which removed the discriminatory non-recognition of same sex relationships from various Acts.
- 22 February 2006: Brash voted against the Minimum Wage (Abolition of Age Discrimination) Bill which removed the ability of Government to discriminate on the basis of age (in practice, to set youth rates) when setting the minimum wage.
- 15 March 2006: Brash voted for the Employment Relations (Probationary Employment) Bill, the precursor of the current Government’s fire at will law which removed employment rights for employees in their first 90 days of employment.
Seems the Brash “one law for all” dictum applies only when it preserves the privilege of straight, elderly, wealthy, white men.