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ACT Regulatory Responsibility Bill Drawn

ACT Regulatory Responsibility Bill Drawn

Rodney Hide Wednesday, 2 August 2006 Press Releases - Governance & Constitution

ACT Leader Rodney Hide is pleased that his Regulatory Responsibility Bill has been drawn from the Ballot and will be debated by Parliament.

"A Regulatory Responsibility Act is a key plank of ACT's portfolio, increasing the accountability of politicians", Mr Hide said.

"Alongside my Bill to cap increases in local government rates, this Bill would let Kiwis see the impact of proposed regulations.

"It would increase transparency when special powers are passed to regulatory agencies, many of which are unelected.

"The Chartered Accountants Journal carried positive comments towards a Regulatory Responsibility Bill from National, United Future and New Zealand First during last year's election campaign.

"Almost all parties in Parliament agree that we need more scrutiny and better management of regulation.

"We are trying to fix problems, on behalf of all New Zealanders. I hope this Bill receives the support it deserves from all sides of the House", Mr Hide said.

ENDS


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