Labour continue to show what a bunch of muppets they are with their ICT policy that was inadvertently leaked to National showing they want to tax ISPs.
It shows their complete lack of business acumen. They are suggesting a tax on the entire internet via ISPs.
Any cost lumped onto a business like an ISP is simply going to be passed straight onto the customer leading to higher charges.
Telecom is bristling at the suggestion Labour could impose a “content levy” on internet providers.
Labour was left red-faced today after MP Clare Curranâs ideas on ICT policy were accidentally emailed to her National Party counterpart, Communications Minister Amy Adams.
These include imposing a revenue-based levy on telecommunications carriers to create a contestable fund to support the âcreation and accessible distribution of New Zealand digital contentâ.
Another suggestion is a âdigital bill of rightsâ policed by the Human Rights Commission that would âguarantee a citizen privacyâ.
Curran, who is associate communications and information technology spokeswoman and Labourâs spokeswoman on âopen governmentâ, said the ideas titled âICT Policy Framework 2014â were sent to Adamsâ office this morning. She did not personally send the email, she said. Â Read more »