14 Feb 2024

Water reforms down the drain after repeal bill

From The House , 6:55 pm on 14 February 2024

If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know Parliament has repealed water reforms legislation that was passed last year by the previous Labour government.

The coalition government's Water Services Acts Repeal Bill passed through all its stages under urgency, having been introduced in Parliament yesterday and then debated into the night until it its third and final reading this morning.

The audio below features some of the debate’s salient points of exchange between the two main interlocutors in the debate, the Minister of Local Government, Simeon Brown of the National Party, and his predecessor in the role, Labour's Kieran McAnulty.

Simeon Brown in the House

Simeon Brown in the House Photo: ©VNP / Phil Smith

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