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


Give us Back our Car Keys, Keith

Give us Back our Car Keys, Keith

Thursday 8th Mar 2001 Penny Webster Media Release -- Other

Reactionary Green MP Keith Locke is at best confused, and at worst an ideological dupe, ACT Transport Spokesman Penny Webster said today.

"Keith is protesting outside the ‘Case for Roads’ Seminar in Auckland.

"If that is all he can bring to this important debate, then he should leave Auckland’s transport problems to brighter people who actually know what they are talking about.

"Keith and his fellow protesters refuse to accept the individual’s choice to use their car.

"Do the young people who support the Greens realise they will have to hand in their car keys for Keith to lock up?

"If a rail system were as appealing as Keith would have us believe, then investors would be simply falling over each other to pour money into it.

"Whether Keith approves or not, New Zealanders like their cars - and here, they have the choice to like their cars. A transport solution must recognise this fact.

"It is time for Keith to wake up, grow up, and move on," Mrs Webster said.

For more information visit ACT online at http://www.act.org.nz or contact the ACT Parliamentary Office at act@parliament.govt.nz.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>


Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news