Atlas Network gets first ever mention in New Zealand Parliament

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Last night during the reading of ACTs Bill to dump the Productivity Commission, Labour mentioned the Atlas Network for the first time in Parliament…

Whose interests are ACT actually serving here by silencing the Productivity Commission?

The Atlas Network is an international far right think tank whose extreme policy platform seeks to attack public servants, push for radical privatization, dismantle regulation protecting workers and the environment and champions Landlords over renters.

That sounds remarkably similar to this Government. Who is behind the ACT Party and their policy? The Atlas Network sounds exactly like the policy platform of this new Government and the ACT Party, the Taxpayers’ Union and The NZ Initiative all have links to the Atlas Network so I ask , who is really pulling the strings here?

…the Atlas Network are an international far right think tank and George Monbiot has done an expose on how the Atlas Network influences UK politics and TDB has highlighted the links between them and NZ politics.

Look at the Atlas International play book and ask yourself if it sounds familiar…

A crash programme of massive cuts; demolishing public services; privatising public assets; centralising political power; sacking civil servants; sweeping away constraints on corporations and oligarchs; destroying regulations that protect workers, vulnerable people and the living world; supporting landlords against tenants; criminalising peaceful protest; restricting the right to strike.

…watch how each of these extremist free market agendas are being slowly and quietly implemented. The new draconian gang powers

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Atlas Network also gets mentioned by the Public Health Communication Centre who note the connections between Tobacco Lobbyists and the Atlas Network…

Tobacco Company Political connections Evidence of industry links
British American Tobacco Casey Costello (NZ First Party) formerly Chair and member of Tax Payers’ Union Board. Now Minister with responsibility for the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990; vaping; smokeless tobacco; oral nicotine.1 Guardian investigation reported TPU received funding from British American Tobacco

 

TPU has links with the Atlas Network, which has received tobacco industry funding.

 

In 2023, a TPU staff member received an Atlas Network competition prize. TPU was described as an Atlas Network partner.

…it also notes that Nicola Willis is a former Nazgul at the NZ Initiative…

British American Tobacco

Imperial Brands Australasia

Nicola Willis, Deputy leader National Party, formerly Board Director New Zealand Initiative NZI list tobacco companies British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands Australasia as members.

…at some point the mainstream media are going to have two investigate the influence of the Atlas Network over the Political Right in NZ.

It’s good that Labour has started that questioning.

Where are the Greens and the Māori Party?

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Where ideas come from isn’t as important as what those ideas are, it doesn’t matter if they come from the Atlas Network or the Waitangi Tribunal. Well, except that one of those can directly rewrite the constitution on a whim.

  2. Never heard of them and given that government corruption is my central focus, then this outfit being blamed for government corruption instead of, or ahead of, the true movers and shakers in the world like big finance (BIS, IMF, Blackrock, et al), big pharma, big oil, big tech, NGO’s like WEF, Davos and Chatham House and the military, intelligence, media – industrial complex, to name just a few highly influential organizations, to think that the Atlas Network has the ability to out influence any of the aforementioned is, well, laughable. I reckon we are being sold a fast one that’ll help take the heat off the big gun influences that really bend the ears of politicians – everywhere.

    It is clear, to me, that Atlas Network’s objectives are nothing more than neoliberalism on steroids, meaning these guys are amateur hour pundits because incrementalism – moving co-opted policy along at such a slow pace that most people barely notice – is, and has been for decades now, the name of the game for the true political influencers of the world.

    Dunno why this mob has become a thing now, but rest assured, bigger forces are having their way with world politics, let alone NZ politics, let alone Act party politics. Don’t be fooled, Atlas Network is a pip squeak level entity, most likely a play thing of one of the big movers and shakers mentioned earlier.

    Politics has been co-opted, but look past this convenient fall guy because they are not pulling anyone’s strings other than our own!

  3. My name is Rangatira Te Wiremu Uren
    I FORCED THE GOVERNMENT
    TO BRING THIS TO THE HOUSE,
    ATLAS NETWORK IS THE ACT PARTY,

    SUZE REDMAYNE JUNIOR WHIP NATIONAL COILITION CAN CONFIRM.

    I ALSO HAVE THE EMAILS AND PHN CALLS RECORDED, THIS IS NOT BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO,ITS BECAUSE I GAVE THEM NO CHOICE,

    ATLAS IS A FAR FAR RIGHT LIBERAL CAPITALISTS FREEDOM MOVEMENT, THAT IS ABSOLUTELY ANTI INDIGENOUS ANYTHING TO EXTREME
    PREJUDICE AND DISDAIN, ANY LORE
    ON ANY LAND IS ITS TARGET,
    LORE STOPS ATLAS NETWORK FROM BEING ABLE TO OPPERATE ,AS THEY
    MOVE IN AND CONSUME EVERYTHING IN THE NAME OF THE FREEDOM OF PROFIT, NOT THE FREEDOM OF MEN.

    THIS IS THE DECEPTION,

    THIS IS WHY DAVID SEYMOUR IS SO ONE EYEED UPON THE REFERENDUM OF TE TITI O WAITANGI,

    HE NEEDS IT GONE OR AMMENDED TO A POINT THAT CANOT HINDER THE SLICING OF THE CREAM FILLED CAKE
    CALLED,

    AOTEAROA

    KIA KAHA TE MANA AROHANUI AOTEAROA

    RESPECTFULLY IN YOUR SERVICE
    RANGĀTIRA TE WIREMU RAKA DOUGLAS UREN

  4. The ATLAS NETWORK, will stop at nothing to divide this country,
    We are the true land.of the free and
    This every capitalist organization is
    Foaming jealous of..

    And they want to bring us under HEEL

  5. Everybody!!! Foodstuffs is trialing face recognition technology in 25 of it’s outfits in the north island today!!!
    How can this be allowed! This is very fucking scary!!!

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