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That was Then, This is Now #21 – Increasing Govt Charges for Services: Labour vs National

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TWT TIN 20

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Oh dear. It seems the Nats have rather short memories when it comes to criticising the previous government for increasing Court charges…

This blogpost was first published on The Daily Blog on 4 January 2014.

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Previous related blogpost

That was Then, This is Now #20

References

Scoop media: 450% increase in court fees is ‘tax by stealth’ (2004)

Scoop media: Vulnerable children at risk from Family Court fees increase (2012)

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  1. Peter Kennedy
    13 January 2014 at 9:02 am

    Both parties have little interest in justice, they tend to compete with one another to see who is the strongest. But in the last two terms, thanks to ACT, National has swung more to a Police State, with their “3 Strikes” policy and their desire to monitor all and sundry with the GCSB.

  2. 13 January 2014 at 11:18 am

    Isn’t it the supreme irony, Peter; the political party that professes to be pro-business; less government; pro-individuaL rights; less state intrusion in our lives – has become the most intrusive “Nanny Statist” since Muldoon ruled our fair nation…

    And on top of that, National voters seem quite comfortable with it all…

  1. 24 January 2014 at 7:52 am
  2. 31 January 2014 at 8:00 am

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