On this side of the Tasman, the circumstances relating to the ramming through Parliament under urgency of the now misnamed Three Waters, together with a number of other obviously non-urgent pieces of legislation, has given rise to scandal. This is not only because the government ignored most of 88,000 submissions, ignoring the widespread opposition to the legislation, and hearing only about 300, but because the highly activist Nanaia Mahuta defied party rules and the caucus decision, attempting to have the legislation entrenched, in order to make it virtually impossible for a future government to reverse this legislation, as National is...
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