Alliance Party Water Policy
Free access to safe drinking water is a human right and should be publicly provided for.
We stand for the following policies:
Amendment of the Commerce Act so that water provision can no longer be a commercial activity.
Making it illegal to cut water supply.
Opposition to the contracting out of water services and public-private partnerships (joint ventures). The return of water services to 100% public ownership and community control through the abolition of corporatised local authority bodies.
Opposition to international agreements such as GATS (General Agreement on Trade and Services) that open up services such as provision of water, as well as electricity, transport and telecommunications, to ownership and control by multinationals.