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Govt. blocks more time for NZers to have their say

The arrogance of Government MPs is reaching new heights - they have again blocked New Zealanders getting time to have their say on the Employment Relations Bill.

"Government MPs today blocked National from seeking Parliament's agreement to add another fortnight to the time available for people to make submissions on the Employment Relations Bill," Opposition Industrial Relations Spokesperson Max Bradford said.

"All we sought was for the closing date for public submissions on the Bill to be extended from May 3 to 19 May so as many New Zealanders as possible had adequate time to prepare submissions for the select committee.

"The Bill has far reaching implications for the about 1.8 million New Zealanders in the work force, but the Government won't give them more time to prepare their submissions.

"National does not want to block people from having a say, and have tried to make it easier for them to do so,

"In a new move people will be able to make submissions direct to the select committee by the internet.

"All they have to do is go to the website www.dinosaur.org.nz where they will find a direct link where they can make submissions to the select committee."

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