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Greens put pokies deal on ice

Written By: - Date published: 10:38 am, August 17th, 2012 - 3 comments
Categories: capitalism, greens - Tags: , ,

The Greens’ successful call for an Auditor General’s probe into the Government’s pokies-for-convention-centre deal with SkyCity has stalled the negiotations – despite the Nats’ claims it wouldn’t derail their attempt to sell our gambling law. No meetings have been held since the A-G’s investigation began two months ago. With any luck, it’ll push out the legislative timeline past the 2014 election.

3 comments on “Greens put pokies deal on ice”

  1. toad 1

    Long may the Auditor General investigate.

    I wonder if the Nats will have the arrogance to use urgency to push the dirty deal through before the next election.

  2. Tracey 2

    What a different outcome tot he Maori water rights action. So, National’s daily polling must indicate that the public they tout to are not happy with this…

  3. AmaKiwi 3

    It is a sorry state of affairs that we have a parliamentary system in which the only hope for the majority of the people to stop a government with a one vote majority is to have to rely on the Auditor General and Waitangi Tribunal .

    In Direct Democracy, once a bill passes Parliament the people have a limited time in which to gather signatures to put that bill to a referendum. If the voters approve, the bill is law. If they vote it down, the bill is in the dustbin.

    I have had a guts full of this dictatorial system. We need checks on the parliamentary dictatorship.

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