Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Rod Donald abducted by aliens

John Carter

MP for Northland

National Senior Whip

31 July 2000

Rod Donald abducted by aliens

"Green Party co-joint-leader Rod Donald seems to have been abducted by aliens and replaced with an extraterrestrial lookalike," National's Senior Whip John Carter said today.

"Mr Donald wrote a holier-than-thou press release today castigating National for delaying the second reading of the Income Related Rents Bill, which will leave 280,000 low-income people worse off than those living in state houses.

"The Rod Donald lookalike went on to say: 'National needs to get the message that it cannot get away with deliberate stalling tactics to subvert the effective workings of Parliament... we all have better things to do than put up with their silly procedural games designed to delay legislation'.

"Can this be the same possum-skinning, tree-loving, tofu-munching Rod Donald who spent the past three years running to journalists in paroxysms of ecstasy every time he managed to filibuster over a bill promoted by National?

"Or has he been genetically modified?

"It's a bit rich for Mr Donald to suddenly claim the Government now has a right to railroad policy, with negative implications for many, into law.

"We are the Opposition, and lousy legislation like the Income Related Rents Bill gives us plenty to oppose. Don't expect us to roll over and play dead just because you've suddenly had a change of heart Rod.

"If aliens have indeed abducted Rod Donald, they should take back the current replacement version and keep them both," John Carter said.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election