Driving change

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29th August, 2009
When Transport Minister Steven Joyce released a major review of the roading system this week, he said the review contained 60 initiatives - but, in the same sentence, added that he was "not intending to introduce anything like that number". Joyce's haste in offering reassurance that he had not been suddenly overwhelmed by the ethos of the so-called Nanny State, shepherding through laws to govern all aspects of individual behaviour, reflects a debate occurring in economic and political circles internationally. The worldwide economic meltdown has allowed far more leeway for government ...

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