Tuesday, July 26, 2011


The Commerce Committee has called for submissions on the Regulatory Standards Bill. Two copies, by Thursday, 18 August 2011, to:

Committee Secretariat
Parliament Buildings
Or you can submit online from the link above.

The bill would be a fundamental change in our constitution, which would elevate property rights over human rights and effectively freeze regulation and lawmaking (including taxation, the minimum wage and worker's rights, workplace safety regulation, environmental regulation, food and product safety standards, building codes and transport regulations) by requiring the government to compensate the rich for any change. It speaks volumes that even Treasury thinks it is a crock of shit (not to mention the worst option of those on the table). If you don't want ACT inflicting their insane brand of Libertarianism on us, then speak up, and tell the Committee that you object.

If you've never written a submission, then the Office of the Clerk has a handy guide, here.