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Title   100 Days : Claiming Back New Zealand 

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Author   BROOKE Amy  ISBN   9780987657381  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Howling at the Moon  Group   New Zealand View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Non-Fiction  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2013 
Subject   NZ Politics 
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Synopsis This is an epic and engaging read on what has gone wrong with NZ's political and bureaucratic systems, and how the public can regain control over politicians. Brooke advocates the Swiss system of a 100 day public veto of controversial new laws - if the public can muster up enough signatures within three months of a law change to force a referendum, the referendum result is binding on the government. Like New Zealanders, the Swiss don't want to be running to the polls every five minutes on stupid issues, so they save their referendum veto for issues of major concern. The difference between Switzerland and New Zealand is that when it really counts, the Swiss can bring their government to heel. New Zealanders cannot. Regardless of whether you are to the Left or the Right on the political spectrum, the 100 days concept works for you to keep successive governments honest. Just last weekend the Swiss voted to end the practice of multi-million dollar executive pay bonuses to executives whose companies were losing money, in what has been publicised in world media as the toughest crackdown on executive greed anywhere in the world. Amy Brooke is a Nelson writer, commentator and critic.

Featured in the 17 June 2013New Zealand newsletter.
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