Robertson promises to deliver NZ’s first ‘wellbeing’ budget

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Finance Minister Grant Robertson has promised to deliver New Zealand’s first “wellbeing” budget, telling a Productivity Commission meeting in Wellington that success as a country must include a social dividend and … Read more »

NZ govt operating 6-month surplus bigger than expected

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ govt operating 6-month surplus bigger than expected as fatter GST, income tax take beds in Read more »

Speech: Robertson – The Waikato Business Summit

Speech – New Zealand Government

Thank you for inviting me here to speak today. Id like to acknowledge the Mayor of Hamilton Andrew King, MP Jamie Strange, Deputy Mayors and City and Regional Councillors. Read more »

Treasury sees inflation slowing to 1% in March quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

Treasury sees inflation slowing to 1% in March quarter on cheap petrol, fees free policy Read more »

Monthly Economic Indicators report for January 2018

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Monthly Economic Indicators report for January 2018 is now available on the Treasury website: http://bit.ly/2nIV2JJ Read more »

NZ to host international conference on wellbeing

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand to host international conference on wellbeing A conference bringing international experts on wellbeing to New Zealand will provide valuable insights for policies to raise living standards of all Kiwis, and help promote New Zealand … Read more »

Grant Robertson to deliver first Budget on May 17

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The government has set Thursday, May 17 as the date for its first Budget. Read more »

Robertson’s rocket for Treasury over child poverty error

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Finance Minister Grant Robertson had some choice – but unrepeatable – words for the Treasury Secretary, Gabriel Makhlouf, when it emerged the government’s lead economic agency had over-estimated the impact of Labour’s flagship families … Read more »

Muddled numbers provide an opportunity for Government

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that Treasurys error in overestimating the numbers of children lifted out of poverty by both National and Labours families packages provides an opportunity for the Government to take bold action. Read more »

Coding error in the Treasury’s poverty-reduction projections

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Treasury has advised the Government of a coding error in the Treasurys modelling of projected changes in child poverty. Read more »

RBNZ review finds ‘strong case’ for reform

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 16 (BusinessDesk) – A review of the Reserve Bank’s decision-making and governance by former State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie found a strong case for reform at the central bank that would strengthen its decision-making process and improve … Read more »

Robertson must explain omissions from HYEFU

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Finance Minister Grant Robertson must explain two multi-billion dollar omissions from the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update released on 14 December, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. Read more »

Identifying New Zealand’s Pacific economy

Press Release – Pacific Business Trust

The Treasury and the Pacific Business Trust (PBT) have formed a joint project to identify the Pacific economy in New Zealand. Read more »

29 fiscal time-bombs waiting to blow

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The coalition Government has 29 new fiscal time-bombs waiting to go off according to the half-yearly economic and fiscal update, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. Read more »

Robertson wants well-being measures in place for 2019 budget

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Finance Minister Grant Robertson wants to go beyond mere dollars and cents to measure the government’s success in the 2019 budget, tasking the Treasury to develop a world-first framework. Read more »

100 days in many ways great for kiwi kids

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation

NZNO welcomes the governments Families Package increases and also the Winter Energy Payment. Nurses have seen an increase in recent years in illness of children due to poverty and damp poor living conditions. Read more »

Barnardos welcomes the Government’s strong focus on children

Press Release – Barnardos

Barnardos welcomes the Governments strong focus on children in the Governments Families Package and Budget Policy Statement 2018 announced today. Read more »

Govt’s child poverty figures all smoke and mirrors

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government is hiding behind a smokescreen and is blustering about the number of children it plans to lift out of poverty, Nationals spokesperson for Children Paula Bennett says. Read more »

Labour and National: Brothers from Different Mothers

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Bill English and Steven Joyce are crying crocodile tears over tax cuts that never existed, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Government debt going up instead of down

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Todays half yearly accounts from Treasury have confirmed that Government debt will be going up instead of dropping over the next five years after just 49 days of the new Coalition Government, National Party Finance Spokesman Steven Joyce says. Read more »

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