Resource Legislation Amendment Bill – Committee Stage – Clauses 1 and 2 – Part 3

Resource Legislation Amendment Bill – Committee Stage – Clauses 1 and 2 – Part 3

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off make you wonder eugenie say thank you for saggier oh thank you don’t worry Tyson mr. chair it’s incredibly disappointing i don’t think i have heard one contribution from any government member other than the minister and i think they’re just is symbolic of the whole process for this bill which shambolic the new zealand first are saying and certainly agree that’s a two mile so used because the select committee process was dominated by the minister and obviously either backbench members have been our calendar not speaking or they’re totally disinterested and i think that the fact that this major bill which means five different pieces of legislation including the Resource Management Act and the exclusive economic zone and extended continental shelf act the Conservation Act the reserves act and the Public Works Act is going through this Parliament with a majority of one vote and yet the principal act the RMA went through this parliament unanimously in 1991 and it is shameful that the minister has pursued such a divisive course with us has totally failed to engage with opposition parties and the concerns that we had and the suggestions that we made four changes and has just simply steamrollered ahead with a whole lot of changes that I suspect the property council and its members will be very happy with because of the very permissive our provisions around subdivision which meet their interests and with the provisions which undermine the public’s right to actually have a say and help contribute to well informed decisions that we are passing what the government is passing this legislation whether one vote and the risk there and the very palpable risk is that the new government comes of timber will pass legislation that completely over tunes thus bill so we have flip-flop lawmaking because the minister even though he talks all the time about collaborative processes fails to engage in any collaboration around our major environmental laws she jus one of this bill has a whole prescriptive process around how councils should engage in collaborative processes yet the master doesn’t seem to have read that has certainly not applied it to one section of the development of this bill by just completely steamrolling it through and endorse the comments of Christopher Floyd in terms of the Maori Party has given the minister and the government the numbers of needs to pass this legislation and yet it has failed to recognize that the opportunities for Erie and hapu other than through the participation arrangements to participate in normal resource consent decisions have been shafted by this Phil and they Mari party has failed to recognize that the supplementary Auto paper and monomer fox’s name only deals with crops and that that doesn’t care that doesn’t cover rye grass and potentially it may not cover trees which sign has been experimenting with genetic modification of pine trees so mr. chair there is no assurance that councils will be able to continue to prevent areas having GMOs are established in them through things like rye grass and tree crops because the bill has only got a requirement around constraining the minister’s regulation making powers around GMO crops not around GMO pasture or GMO trees so the Maori Party has given up a huge amount and claiming that it’s SOP justifies that minister this legislation will be unwound it is a bad bill that goes to the heart of the principles of the RMA and the easy and we are campaigning in the next few months to get into government and ensure that we have a major review of the RMA that we continue with the principles that are there in part two but we don’t have all this undermining of good decision-making by cutting out the public and increasing the minister’s powers to dictate to councils in to override local democracy dinner so rule

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