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Accountability is bad, mmmmk?

Written By: - Date published: 7:58 am, September 20th, 2012 - 11 comments
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National says that opening up publicly-owned ports to the transparency that all our other publicly-owned organisations are subject to would be “taking New Zealand backwards”. Accountability is “inefficient” (failed port management hiding behind the lack of OIA coverage isn’t). Apparently, having to answer a few OIAs a year would put intolerable costs on ports that would doom all our exporters.

That’s the grounds on which they voted against Darien Fenton’s Bill making ports subject to the OIA (…. or they would have but the opposition countered the Nats’ rushing tactic of taking one-sentence calls in the debate with delaying tactics so that the vote didn’t quite occur before the House rose)

Actually, the Nats are just telling the truth in saying that transparency and accountability is a backwards step in their agenda. National’s future sees our energy companies out of the OIA as well, and more and more of New Zealand’s democracy closed down with cancelled elections, empowering Acts that put ministers above the law, and forced closures and mergers of local government.

11 comments on “Accountability is bad, mmmmk? ”

  1. muzza 1

    And the sheep say, baaaa

    • bbfloyd 1.1

      And it will all be labours fault soon anyway….. As that famous chant goes…. “the farmer goes..It’s all labours fault, and the cockies chant yeah naah yeah naa yeah naa!!… pure political dynomite…

      You can hear that coming out of boardrooms across the country now, whenever they get drunk enough to sing….

    • Draco T Bastard 1.2

      I’m not totally convinced that all of the people are sheep. Some of us do note the dictatorial direction that our society is going in and mention it thus bringing it to others attention.

      Of course, some people will always look to The Authoritarians and dictatorial actions while saying that they support democracy.

  2. ianmac 2

    We often hear National complaining that the Opposition oppose every move that they make to improve the lot of NZers.
    Pity that National oppose every move that the Opposition make to improve the lot of NZers.

    • Draco T Bastard 2.1

      Pity that a lot of people don’t seem to realise that every action that National make improves only the position of the rich while making everyone else worse off.

  3. captain hook 3

    so accountability is bad but thieving the community property is Ok?

  4. captain hook 4

    this country is being sold down the river by grubby little accountants who need their arses kicked.

  5. BernyD 5

    A bit of a distraction, if the workers stop work it’ll be cause they haven’t been paid.

  6. SpaceMonkey 6

    Accountability is bad… it means the Government would have to justify their actions.

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