Wednesday, 06 November 2019 08:45

Job hunting?

Written by  The Hound

A mate of the Hound reckons outgoing special agricultural trade envoy Mike Petersen, who is due to finish his current role at the end of the year, is currying favour – and job prospects – with the Government by backing its moves to lump agriculture into the ETS.

Petersen was recently quoted in media as telling farmers to “get on with it” in reducing their carbon footprint. The politically savvy Petersen said: “If people think this is being dreamed up by NZ politicians to get at NZ farmers then you need to think again”.

Your old mate’s informant claims that with lines like this it won’t be too long before Petersen finds himself appointed to another well-paid, taxpayer-funded gig on one of the many working groups, advisory panels and talkfests the Government is so fond of setting up.

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