Despite what some of you are still pathetically hoping for, the revolting Nick Smith, the Minister for the RMA, promises no change at all to the heart of the RMA, which is where the real poison lies -- he exhibits explicit disinterest in property rights (which is what is so desperately needed at the heart of the RMA) -- and no interest at all in making the RMA work better for you and me: only in making it work better for the government's Think Biggish public works programme.
If you still don’t believe me, take a look at what this vile scum is promising. The National/ACT Government, he says –- the Government that you voted for -- will review the Resource Management Act to, quote, “'look at how companies win the right to take private land.”
Yes, you read that right. To “'look at how companies win the right to take private land.”
This is what you voted for.
The first ones to be hit will be Canterbury farmers, who Nick Smith is preparing to set up for theft-by-government to make way for the Central Plains irrigation scheme. As Libertarianz deputy Richard McGrath points out, "Environment Minister Nick Smith doesn't even pretend to be concerned for the property rights of Canterbury farmers. His primary goal is to make it easier for a private developer to steal their land."
This is the “brighter future” you voted for. You can’t say you weren’t warned.