The National government’s much-trumpeted biosecurity levy on international travellers has been revealed to be a dollar-for-dollar replacement for government funding cuts – it is not a boost to Biosecurity funding, says New Zealand First.
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Don’t blame the Aussies for yet another fruit fly being found in Auckland, says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First says that cuts to Customs and Biosecurity in the Budget will create gaping holes in New Zealand’s defences against foreign pests and diseases.
New Zealand First is calling on the Government to explain why it allowed vast quantities of cigarettes to be imported and stockpiled at the end of 2012 so they could be re-exported overseas and increased taxes claimed back by the tobacco industry.