Dunne compares s92A to EFA

March 17th, 2009 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

NZPA reports:

Calls to scrap the controversial new internet law are increasing ahead of the Government’s March 27 deadline for a decision on its future.

United Future leader , the minister of revenue, today compared it with the ill-fated Electoral Finance Act (EFA).

“The EFA arguably started out with good intentions but those became overwhelmed by the impracticalities of the legislation,” he said on Radio New Zealand.

“In the end it became a pariah, it literally brought a government down and Parliament has now repealed it. I would have thought we would have learned a lesson.”

The Government would be wise to listen to Peter Dunne. Peter has decribed his initial support for the EFA as the worst mistake he has made in politics.

With goodwill a scheme can be put in place that helps rights holders and will reduce online infringing. But s92A is not adequate and needs to be amended at a minimum.

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15 Responses to “Dunne compares s92A to EFA”

  1. big bruv (13,935 comments) says:

    So Dunne has had another press conference and yet again the press have failed to ask the bastard where our money is.

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  2. getstaffed (9,186 comments) says:

    Peter has decribed his initial support for the EFA as the worst mistake he has made in politics

    DPF, you are being overly generous to Dunne here. He supported the EFB[A] from its inception, right through the sham Select Committee process… and only changed his bumbling tune at the very last minute where it became clear that it would pass without his vote.

    As for s92a – Dunne is right to oppose it.

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  3. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    aarrgghh..!..

    i agree with dunne..!

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  4. burt (8,275 comments) says:

    getstaffed

    I think it was worse than that. Dunne only changed his mind when it became clear that hitching himself to Labour’s wagon wasn’t going tio help him after the election. I don’t think the issue was the law itself, rather the consequences of being aligned to the muppets that wrote and passed it suddenly looked like a bad idea.

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  5. Manolo (13,840 comments) says:

    The meretricious Dunne speaks again, although this time he’s right on s92A.

    After months of supporting and rooting for the EFB, Dunne “discovered” that it was an ill-considered piece of legislation and withdrew. That last-minute mere fact, and that only, saved his contemptible skin the last election.

    Otherwise, he would’ve been, and should’ve, been booted out of Ohariu-Belmont.

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  6. greenfly (1,059 comments) says:

    Commonsense statements from ‘Power-Puff Dunne” – don’t be fooled. He simply trawls the politisphere, looking for positions to glue himself to, that will satisfy the most people for the smallest effort. He’s a boof-headed leech.

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  7. MT_Tinman (3,205 comments) says:

    “In the end it became a pariah, it literally brought a government down and Parliament has now repealed it. “

    No it bloody didn’t!

    Mr Dunne is once again trying to rewrite history.

    While all right-thinking people recognised the EFA for what it was and correctly opposed it the general public (the reef fish) couldn’t have told the difference between EFA and KFC.

    What brought down the government was that finally enough people recognised the quasi-communist elected dictatorship for the scum that they were.

    Had National not been led by the thoroughly unlikeable (politically) Don Brash three years earlier the result would have occurred then.

    If Mr Dunne told me it’s daytime I’d wander outside to look at the stars.

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  8. dave (988 comments) says:

    [Dunne] only changed his bumbling tune at the very last minute where it became clear that [the EFA] it would pass without his vote

    Not entirely true.

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  9. CraigM (694 comments) says:

    “…….couldn’t have told the difference between EFA and KFC.”

    Great line Tinman :-)

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  10. Razork (375 comments) says:

    nice work Tinny!!!

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  11. Rex Widerstrom (5,354 comments) says:

    It wasn’t like the EFA was a complex issue, about which one could legitimately be mistaken. It was a black and white question of removing the rights of some people (the only legitimate argument was over which people) or not.

    He chose to support a dimunition of people’s right to free speech. Clearly, he fundamentally supports that concept.

    He changed his stance only when the political poison he was being forced to drink by the public (and a handful of dedicated activists) became more bitter than that he was being forced to drink by Clark.

    Never let the quiffed Quisling forget that.

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  12. freethinker (691 comments) says:

    Big Bruv

    Agreed – just what do we have to do to get that Snakeoil scumbag to pay back what he stole off the taxpayer – and talking of thieves when is Winnie the poo going to held to account!

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  13. Brian Smaller (4,023 comments) says:

    Oh yeah – Peter Dunne – who was against the EFA before he was for it – or was it the other way around? This twat has a weather vane attached to his head to point him towards public opinion.

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  14. reid (16,520 comments) says:

    He changed his stance only when the political poison he was being forced to drink by the public (and a handful of dedicated activists) became more bitter than that he was being forced to drink by Clark.

    Never let the quiffed Quisling forget that.

    Yeah, the dickhead had a chance to bring down the Liarbore govt early in their third term through a mix-up which left UF with the deciding vote on a confidence issue. He choked.

    What a dick.

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  15. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,752 comments) says:

    Both s92A and the EFA were silly Labour party created laws that they implemented. Strangely not too many Lefties making apologies for the EFA even today. Serves them right if s92A is imposed on them.

    What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

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