New Zealand First, United Future and the Maori Party have all stated their position that the Government should listen to the Commerce Commission on the Chorus and Copper tax issue. It appears to have been a highly coordinated campaign where each Party stated their position in quick succession.
What does this mean for the Government? Well, the silver lining is that they can ditch a proposal that was fairly unpopular and work on alternative arrangements for assisting Chorus that doesn’t involve internet users paying more and undermining the Commerce Commission.
Update: ACT and Mana Party have also added their support. I understand Greens and Labour Party will follow in the next hour.Tags: Chorus, copper tax, Government, Internet, Maori P, NZ First, United Future