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New Zealand's clean-vehicle measures clear second reading, despite opposition concern

By Laurel Henning
  • 14 Feb 2022 21:04
  • 14 Feb 2022 21:04
New Zealand’s planned update to national land-transport laws to encourage the uptake of low emission and electric vehicles has cleared a second reading before parliament, despite concerns raised by the country’s main opposition party.
In a parliamentary debate this month, New Zealand National Party lawmaker Matt Doocey said the measures would

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Laurel Henning

Senior Correspondent

Laurel is a senior correspondent specializing in competition law, data privacy and security, in Australia and New Zealand. Laurel reports from Sydney on criminal-cartel legislation and white-collar crime, as well as competition and consumer lawsuits involving companies including Google, Meta Platforms and Apple. While at MLex Laurel has also reported boardroom disputes and shareholder campaigns agitating for changes to company strategy. Laurel joined MLex in 2013 and reported for five years on European energy and climate policies from Brussels. In that time, Laurel covered the regulation of emissions and technological developments pertaining to the energy sector within the EU, as well as the Paris agreement in 2015. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Laurel studied English and French before beginning a career in journalism with MLex.

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