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8:42 am, April 6th, 2010 - 23 comments
Categories: democracy under attack, local government, privatisation, rodney hide - Tags: local government asset management conference
Late last year, we revealed that Rodney Hide and Heather Roy were fundraising for Act at ministerial speeches. A journalist who went to the Hide speech in question recorded him telling audience members that John Key was a ‘do nothing’ prime minister, and his fellow ministers were lazy and didn’t pay attention what his was up to. Well, they might like to pay attention now:
At the end of the month, Rodney Hide will be the key note speaker at the Local Government Asset Management Conference. The main event on the agenda is –
Panel Discussion: The implications of privatisation of local government assets in New Zealand (Panel)
Privatisation is a contentious issue due to amendments in the Local Government Act 2002. Water will be the first area of local government which will move towards privatisation but what about the rest of local government controlled functions?
“Water will be” privatised. That’s news to me, how about you?
Is Hide pushing this privatisation agenda, which is apparently progressing with no public mandate or consultation? It looks like he is.