The Government should scrap the Major Events Fund, says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“The Government narrowly escaped getting sucker-punched by Duco Events,” says Mr Seymour.
“It turns out funding wasn’t needed for New Zealand to host the Joseph Parker fight. But the Government never ruled out giving gravy to Duco – it was actually Duco who ran away from the idea when they realised it was getting political.
“This raises the question, how many events has the government funded that could have gone ahead without corporate welfare?