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Spat between Minister Smith and Fish and Game overdue - ACT

Spat between Minister Smith and Fish and Game overdue - ACT

With the latest spat between Minister Nick Smith and Fish and Games Bryce Johnston hitting fever pitch, ACT Primary Industry Spokesman Don Nicolson says a review of the Fish and Game legislation will be an ACT ambition in the next parliament.

“If Dr Smith is sincere about his recollection of a discussion with Mr Johnston recently, then it is clear he needs the legislative privilege of Fish and Game reviewed,” says Mr Nicolson.

“ACT’s view is that all creatures of statute can become overbearing, and even arrogant, and we will support any government who clips the wings of privilege.

"As part of our mission to cut the green tape that is holding the economy back, ACT will push the next government to rein in bodies like Fish and Game by altering - or even repealing - their mandate.

"That’s vital if New Zealand is to have strong economic development, and fewer busy body government-funded lobby groups. Rural and urban voters alike, who want to help make this happen, should give their party vote to ACT," Don Nicolson concludes.

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