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I don’t believe this!
Fresh from trying to turn Farmers against Rachel Stewart’s criticism of the utter incompetence of MPI, they have lashed out now at Duncan Garner’s righteous criticism,
Duncan Garner’s recent opinion piece about MPI’s response to Mycoplasma bovis is factually incorrect in places, and unintelligible in others.
At the start of the piece Mr Garner suggests that MPI let the disease into the country. New Zealand has a robust biosecurity system, and there are a raft of success stories that demonstrate how effective it has been.
But to suggest, as Mr Garner has done, that New Zealand can be totally water-tight and any incursions are due to MPI “letting” it into the country are untrue and unfair.
…no, it wasn’t untrue and it wasn’t unfair!
MPI are there to barely regulate anyone operating in our Primary Industries, they are more concerned with Industry rights than the wider economy or environment.
Their obscene decision to not prosecute appalling abuses inside the fishing industry shows how deep their devotion to Industry truly is.
This is a public service that does the public a disservice. they have been so run down and underfunded they are a toothless watchdog that has become a lapdog to those they are supposed to guard against.
Watching their desperate attempts to attack critics while their incompetence continues to go unabated should be a walk up call to us all. We have allowed neoliberal Governments to offer these shallow safeguards and lacklustre oversight, we must all collectively take responsibility for the pitiful public service we have been left with.
Our Government Agencies are as useless at looking after cows as they are beneficiaries and miners.