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‘E-politics’ Proves Popular, Says ACT

The ACT Party official website has registered over 200,000 hits since the beginning of the month as employers and employees alike seek information and make submissions on the radically dangerous Employment Relations Bill.

ACT leader Richard Prebble said the phenomenal response proved that e-politics was a popular option for New Zealanders.

“Our website, recognised as being the pre-eminent cyberspace address for finding out what’s happening in Parliament and in our party, is driving the opposition to this Bill,” Mr Prebble said.

“We have used the site before to inform the public and encourage consultation, but this is by far the biggest response we have had. It shows that the people are listening and they are worried.

“We now need submissions from people. They can access the Bill and the submission template at our website (http://www.act.org.nz/action/employment/index.html) and send them to us or straight to the Office of the Clerk.

“Labour Minister Margaret Wilson has said if there are enough submissions, the government will consider amending the Bill – so we need to get as many as possible before May 3,” Mr Prebble said.

Mr Prebble and ACT MPs Gerry Eckhoff, Stephen Franks and Penny Webster are travelling around New Zealand next week holding free seminars on the ramifications of the Bill.
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