Save power: Shut down the Government

29 April 2003 05:13:26

“Shut down over winter” said Libertarianz deputy Peter Osborne today, responding to the Government’s call for power saving due to the inability of its own power companies to ration supply and demand effectively. “And I don’t mean that productive New Zealanders should shut down,” he clarified. “I mean that government departments should shut down.”

“Instead of calling for department chief executives to save 15%, the Government should tell most of the chief executives and their staff to not turn up for work and go find something useful to do,” he said. “Most of what these government departments do is utterly pointless, and most can easily be shut down for six months. Most New Zealanders will quickly be aware that they have lost nothing.”

“Shutting down government departments for winter will mean considerable savings in another type of power,” notes Osborne wryly. “A saving in the power of the state to interfere in our lives.” The spokesman then gave a conservative list of government departments and agencies that could shut down immediately with virtually nobody noticing any reduction in the quality of their lives, and saving millions in electricity and taxvictims’ money:

Abortion Supervisory Committee Action on Smoking and Health Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand BIZ Business Information Services Broadcasting Standards Authority Building Industry Authority Career Services Casino Control Authority Commissioner for Children Ministry of Consumer Affairs Ministry of Culture and Heritage New Zealand Customs Service Early Childhood Development Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority Government Communications Security Bureau Government House Government Superannuation Fund Authority Health and Disability Commissioner Health Sponsorship Council Herald of Arms New Zealand Higher Salaries Commission Human Rights Commission Human Rights Review Tribunal Industry New Zealand Industrial Supplies Office Liquor Licensing Authority Ministry of Mäori Development Maritime Safety Authority Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs New Zealand Food Safety Authority NZ Geographic Board NZ On Air New Zealand Qualifications Authority Trade New Zealand Office of Film and Literature Classification Office of Treaty Settlements Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Parliamentary Counsel Office Pharmacy Authority Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Public Sector Training Organisation Removal Review Authority Ministry of Research Science and Technology Retirement Commission Securities Commission Skill New Zealand Ministry of Social Development Sport and Recreation New Zealand State Services Commission Statistics New Zealand Takeovers Panel Te Mangai Paho Mäori Language Commission Ministry of Tourism Ministry of Womens Affairs Ministry of Youth Affairs

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Peter Osborne
LIBERTARIANZ DEPUTY LEADER Phone: 0274 326 005, e-mail: [email protected]