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Evidence presented to Parliament on why there needs to be an investigation into the 7 United Water contracts in NZ!

Why would the NZ Government want to make it easier for multinational water companies to privatise our NZ water services – when existing United Water contracts may be based on fraudulent and misrepresented pricing in order for them to establish a foothold here in New Zealand?

Remember! Graham Wood, former Managing Director of United Water, South Australia, (now employed by the Auckland Transition Agency (ATA), is currently leading the ‘integration’ of Auckland regional water services, for a future takeover by United Water?

Remember! United Water South Australia have been taken to Court by the South Australian Government, the allegation being that South Australian ‘customers’ were allegedly overcharged through the transferring of ‘corporate overhead costs’ arising from United Water’s NZ operations.

(A full copy of the ‘Statement of Claim’ outlining the case against United Water South Australia is part of the ‘evidence’ I have presented to Parliament.)

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Petition 2008/60 of Penelope Mary Bright and 171 others, presented by Su’a William Sio, on 9 December 2009 – referred to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee.

“Requesting that the House of Representatives do not implement any legislative changes to the Local Government Act 2002 which would make it easier to privatise water services via changes to ‘contracting out’, and ‘Public Private Partnership’ (PPP) provisions, until a full and thorough independent investigation of the pricing practices of private water company United Water’s seven contracts in New Zealand has been undertaken.”

The Local Government and Environment Select Commmittee has tabled and released my submission so I am free to use it publicly.

It is also on the Parliament website:

http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/PB/SC/Documents/Evidence/5/a/f/49SCLGE_EVI_49DBHOH_PET2996_1_A47173-Penny-Bright.htm

Please pass this information on!
‘Investigative activism’ – digging out FACTS you won’t find on ‘mainstream media!

DON’T FORGET!
NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST WATER PRIVATISATION!
SATURDAY 12 JUNE
RALLY OUTSIDE TOWN HALLS/ COUNCIL CHAMBERS
12 NOON – 2PM

More info coming soon!

Cheers!

Penny

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May 29, 2010 - Posted by | Fighting corruption in NZ, Fighting water privatisation in NZ

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