Not sure exactly what Labour’s water tax is all about?
. . .Here’s a simple summary of Labour’s water policy: we’ll charge a royalty on water use, but we’re not sure how much, we’ll give some of the money to Maori but we’re not sure how much, and we’re not sure how it’ll work but we’ll figure that out in the first 100 days of government.
There is no excuse for announcing a plan that isn’t a plan. Bottled water exports have been an issue since at least October last year, more than enough time to come up with a decent solution.
Instead, Maori have reason to worry, farmers have reason to worry and cabbage-lovers have reason to worry. . .
One thing you can be sure of – it’s bad policy, it is a threat to accepted common law that no-one owns water and it won’t improve water quality.