Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill – First Reading – Video 9

Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill – First Reading – Video 9


the problem is this bill and therefore I oppose the bill I call Jamie strange madam Speaker hallelujah we have a government that has ideas for a change madam Speaker we have heard no ideas tonight from the opposition yes they have been opposing the bill they’ve been talking about tax after that they’ve got all their arguments but we’ve had no fresh ideas and that’s the reason why we had won the election last year the country voted for change because they want fresh ideas madam Speaker I have never lived in Auckland but from time to time I do have the pleasure of travelling to Auckland now it used to take around an hour and a half to get from Hamilton to the centre of Auckland fairly reliably you could do it in an hour and a half pretty much any time of the day now you’ll be lucky to get from Hamilton to the center of all so my apologies now the average commuter would be lucky to get to the center of Auckland and three hours and that’s because of the transport issues and that’s why we’re here tonight debating this bill and I am pleased that we have a minister who has some fresh ideas some fresh ideas to fix the transport crisis that’s taking place in Auckland at the moment there’s a little bit of a saying in Hamilton that when you travel to Auckland yes there’s a there’s a nice new motorway to get there but you get stuck on the great and the great southern carpark which is the southern motorway and regularly you just crawl your way into the city so there’s no doubt that there’s issues around transport and I am proud that we have a government who have some ideas some clear ideas about how we’re going to fix this now we’ve heard from the opposition we heard from one of the members there was a quote from Winston Churchill which was kind of unusual about being stuck in a bucket unable to lift yourself up well the reality is the reason why we’re stuck in a bucket is because of the previous governments in it on transport and housing in Auckland we’ve heard about Texas we’ve heard about Texas we have how many Texas did the previous government bring in 18 new Texas madam Speaker 18 new Texas yes this is a text but it’s a text that will make a clear difference to Aucklanders it’s a tax that Oakland businesses in particular want and we are a government who will work with businesses we won’t just tell businesses and others what to do we will actively work with business and this bill will make a real difference for business excuse me madam Speaker Thomas Gold’s Bri he’s a professor at Ohio State University he says around business he says transportation is a major contributor to the economy and a competitive force and business it is the activity that physically connects the business to its supply chain partners such as suppliers and customers and it’s a major influence on the customer satisfaction with the company it’s among them up the more vital aspects of a business among the more vital aspects for a business in this bill here will help businesses in the following ways it will enable transport enable access to markets for customers and workers every time we have someone stuck in a car they’re not adding to the economy and we’ve heard that from both sides of the house so we must get the traffic moving in Auckland and this bill will do that and that will help businesses this bill will give people access to the things they need jobs education and a sense of community we want to make it easier for for businesses to expand to new markets to take on more workers by providing a world-class transport system that enables workers and customers get to those businesses and those businesses to get their products to the markets now as we know businesses don’t just work in silos we’re connected and transport is the key aspect that connects businesses to other businesses that connects businesses to their customers and connects businesses to their suppliers and I am proud that this is a government who will support businesses by providing a world-class transport system in Auckland and madam Speaker this bill will do that and businesses have told us that we need this bill and we will listen and we will act because this government has fresh ideas that will work thank you madam Speaker I call Erica Stanford thank you very much Peter I

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