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

 


“No Qantas” call grows wings


“No Qantas” call grows wings

More than 5,500 people have now visited the http://www.noqantas.co.nz <http://www.noqantas.co.nz> web site set up by the National Party to oppose the proposed partial sale of Air New Zealand to Qantas.

“Many of them are choosing to take a stand, in less than 48 hours we’ve had close to five hundred people lend their names to our petition,” says National Transport spokesman Roger Sowry.

“By registering with the web-site, the public automatically fire off letters to seven Government Ministers,” says Mr Sowry.

“This response comes on top of a television poll that’s found nearly 60% of Kiwis are opposed to any sale to Qantas,” says Mr Sowry.

“I think that’s a pretty good indication of how strongly the public feel about this sale, which Parliament won’t get the chance to debate.

“Also telling over the past couple of days is the huge number of interest groups that have spoken out - most now agree the deal’s anti-competitive.

“If Helen Clark’s serious about doing what’s best for New Zealand’s interests, then it’s high time she started listening to those she’s supposed to represent,” says Mr Sowry.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news