17 Aug 2023

Documents reveal how far farming industry went to fight climate tax

From Morning Report, 7:35 am on 17 August 2023

Internal briefings about the government's failed agricultural emissions plan reveal how far the farming industry went to fight a climate tax.

The briefing documents, obtained by Radio New Zealand, show farming leaders spent two years meeting privately with former Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and were even privy to draft Cabinet papers before they were seen by ministers.

In Depth reporter Kirsty Johnston has been investigating how the pricing scheme was formed, and how it fell apart.

Johnston spoke to Corin Dann.