Steven Joyce’s hypocrisy is astonishing – with one hand he attacks Labour’s targeted sector support and with the other he doles out hundreds of millions of dollars in crony deals to individual multinationals and friends of the National Party, Labour’s Deputy Leader David Parker says.
“Labour’s Forestry and Wood Products Economic Upgrade released today shows what is needed to support industries in the journey from volume to value.
“You would expect Steven Joyce would get that but he clearly doesn’t. He doesn’t even understand his own Government’s policy. He just yells about interventionism and 1970s economics.
“Even his colleague Jo Goodhew today admitted National’s policies like the Primary Growth Partnership ‘pick winners’. She’s right – it’s just that the winners are National’s mates in the farming industry.