Where were the protesters three years ago?

The Herald reports:

Thousands of people are expected to protest against the Fast-track Approvals Billand other Government policies in Auckland on Saturday, with other demonstrations planned across the country.

Saturday afternoon’s March For Nature in Tāmaki Makaurau will see protesters march from Aotea Square down Queen St.

The organisers said they were expecting thousands of people to turn out for the protest against the fast-track legislation and what they called the coalition’s “general war on nature”.

Here’s the interesting thing. The FTAB is based on a law passed by Labour during Covid-19. That law set up almost the same process, except rather than have three Ministers involved there was just one – David Parker. Around 17 projects were consented by this process, and I doubt anyone can name one?

Of course it is only bad when a CR Government does it.

There are some differences. The bill as proposed as three Ministers as final decision makers rather than the Expert Panel. But that aspect is up for consideration by the select committee.

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