Parliament

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

 

Former student politicians ignore Cabinet rules

The former student politicians running the Government have simply ignored the important principle that significant decisions should be decided collectively by Cabinet, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

"The Cabinet Manual states that significant and controversial issues "must be submitted to Cabinet".

"Without any advice and without talking to those affected, three people have decided the fate of an industry. That is no way to run a government.

"Just when New Zealanders thought the decision to ban offshore oil and gas exploration couldn’t get worse, it does.

"ACT has already revealed there was no cost-benefit analysis of the decision, no assessment of whether emissions would fall or if gas prices would rise, and no consultation with industry.

"Now it has been revealed by Stuff that the decision didn’t even go through the normal Cabinet decision-making process.

"I've seen some own goals in my time in politics. This Government is an expert", says Mr Seymour.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Our Military Roles In Iraq & Afghanistan

The politics of the deployment extension have degenerated into a slanging match about whether the previous National government was right or wrong to make the initial commitment to Iraq – and whether the extension is a responsible thing given our joint training role in Iraq with Australia, or is hypocritical in the light of prior statements made by a previous Labour leader etc. etc. etc.

As usual, the benefit – or otherwise – of our military presence to the people on the receiving end has barely had a look in. More>>

 

Commissioner To Be Appointed: Govt To Dismiss Board Of Whitireia And WelTec

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has made a preliminary decision to appoint a Commissioner to Whitireia and WelTec to address the two polytechnics’ financial woes. More>>

ALSO:

Open Government Action Plan: Government To Proactively Release Cabinet Papers

The Cabinet papers will be released no later than 30 business days after a Cabinet decision. This process will be in place for Cabinet papers lodged from 1 January 2019... More>>

ALSO:

NZ Initiative: Evidence Of "Huge" Government Waste

It is not so much that spending is being literally wasted. Rather the best performing countries are achieving much better outcomes relative to their spending. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Ardern Pep Talk

The intolerance being shown as the coalition process unfolds in New Zealand betrays our depressing appetite for a tidily totalitarian style of government where everyone is expected to march in lockstep. More>>

ALSO:

Last Two: All Charter Schools To Join State System

The decisions on Tūranga Tangata Rite in Gisborne and Waatea School in Auckland mean that all 12 charter schools that applied to become designated character or state integrated schools have now been approved. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels