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The EFA Officially Repealed

February 17th, 2009 by Madeleine

The Electoral Finance Act is toast!

Shortly before 8pm tonight parliament passed the third reading of the bill to repeal it 112-9 (no prizes for guessing who voted against… how many Greens MP’s are there in parliament again?).

Freedom of speech has won a significant victory. A shred of hope for the future of New Zealand looms on the horizon.

All it needs now is the Governor General’s signature; David Farrar has kindly offered to give up his Tuesday night to drive it over to Vogel House.

A glass of wine is definitely in order!

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  • Dead right Matt. Let us all raise a glass to democracy and free speech.

  • We don’t normally drink on a Tuesday night but we have made an exception and are right now enjoying a nice Aussie Shiraz.

    Cheers to freedom of speech!

  • ‘This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.’ Participated in the protest march down Queen St. against the EFBill (17 Nov 07). Worth the fine paid for getting clamped that day! Cheers!