Christine Caughey has just been appointed by Labour to their new Transport Board. She got thrown off the Auckland City Council last year, after serving one term. It seems she is not too happy about this, judging by her submission to the Justuce & Electoral Committee.
Advertising by way of blogging, use of Wikipedia or similar, are two examples where abuse may occur. Wikipedia does not appear to have adequate structures in place to monitor and control abuse of the system.
Regulation to control the type of use of the internet for political/campaigning purposes should be put in place …
Caughey also supports extending the EFA to local bodies, so there are restrictions on paid advocacy for all of local body election year.
Not content with regulating blogs, Wikipedia and spending, she also advocates regulating monitoring and assessing the media.
Aaron Bhatnagar has fun dissecting her points one at a time.
How did such a person get elected in the first place, and why in God’s name has Labour appointed someone who wants to regulate Wikipedia to a powerful transport funding board?