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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

ACT Stands on Principle-Again

ACT Leader Rodney Hide said today he was disappointed that all other political parties are voting to pinch property rights with the Telecommunications Amendment Bill.

"The ACT Party is now the only party opposing this Bill. We consider it an uncompensated taking of property rights that will discourage investment in New Zealand and will not deliver the promised benefits", Mr Hide said.

"It's disgusting to think that all parties bar ACT think Parliament has the right - and should - take people's property whenever politicians agree.

"ACT opposes the Bill for the same reason we opposed Labour's Foreshore and Seabed Bill - because Government's job is to protect people's property rights, not pinch them", Mr Hide said.

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