Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


New 'Human Wrongs' Commissar A Helengrad Nanny

New 'Human Wrongs' Commissar Another Helengrad Nanny

Libertarianz Leader Peter Cresswell expressed disgust today at the ignorance of the Chief Commissar of the Human Wrongs Commissariat, politically correct appointee Rosslyn Noonan, who claims: "Access to the telecommunications network is a human right."

Cresswell wonders: "Why is it that a service provided by private companies - risking their own money, produced by their own effort - is something that others can claim as of right?" He points out that "no such right exists in reality. Such is the ineptness of the Noonan that she fails to understand the nature of rights - which is, purportedly, her job."

"Why should companies be forced to provide a service that the users are unwilling to pay for? Perhaps the Noonan should note that the people who create the technology she loves and wishes to plunder did not do so because someone else claimed a Noonan-granted 'right' to it; they created it and run it because they want to, and in pursuit of profits which they rightfully are entitled to! It is their right to offer their services to whomever they choose, on whatever terms they choose. The Noonan has no right to demand otherwise," says Cresswell.

" New Zealanders have access to some of the cheapest internet services in the world virtually nationwide, without any intervention by the government, and despite the companies providing this service being taxed heavily to pay the salaries of unproductive 'Helengrad Nannies' like Ms. Noonan. I note however," concludes Cresswell, "that several telecommunications companies have exited the New Zealand market in the past year. Isn't it time Ms Noonan's Human Wrongs Commissariat did the same!"

It's enough to make you vote Libertarianz!

ENDS


© 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>>

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>>

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

ALSO:

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

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news