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Former Aussie Treasurer, Paul Keating, Backing Social Credit

Press Release – Social Credit Party

Former Australian Treasurer, Paul Keating, is backing Social Credits call for New Zealands central bank to buy government bonds directly from Treasury instead of on the secondary market. In a letter to Australian media, he criticised Australian … Read more »

Brouhaha Over Nat’s Numbers Highlights Lack Of Delivery Of Independent Policy Costing Office

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union says that if Labour had done what it had promised and introduce an independent election policy costing office, the current confusion over Nationals numbers would never have happened. Union Spokesman, Jordan Williams, says: The … Read more »

Treasury Should Sell Interest Free Bonds To Reserve Bank Not Borrow Overseas

Opinion – Deidre Kent

The Government should avoid borrowing from overseas banks and should simply create its own money to navigate the economic turbulence caused by coronavirus, says the Chair of an educational trust promoting economic resilience. If the Government … Read more »

Financial Statements Of The Government For The 7 Months To 31 January 2020

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Please find attached a copy of the Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the 7 months ending 31 January 2020. Read more »

More Government Action Needed To Lift Children Out Of Poverty

Press Release – The Salvation Army New Zealand

Child poverty figures released today by Statistics New Zealand show further urgent Government action is needed to lift more children and whnau out of poverty, says The Salvation Army, which is calling for a change in core welfare benefits to be … Read more »

Tourism and Environment: Pristine, popular… imperilled?

Press Release – Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton, warns that increasing numbers of tourists both domestic and international are putting our environment under pressure and eroding the very attributes that make New Zealand such an attractive … Read more »

New infrastructure funding tool to build housing development

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new tool to help councils fund and finance infrastructure could mean some housing developments happen a decade earlier than currently planned, Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford said today. Read more »

Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update 2019

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The New Zealand economy is experiencing a period of slower, but still solid, economic growth, as household spending eases and global uncertainty weighs on business investment. This contributed to the economy growing at a slower rate of 2.4% in the … Read more »

No excuse for an election-year deficit

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the Minister of Finances Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update , which includes a $900 million deficit for the next financial year, New Zealand Taxpayers Union spokesmanLouis Houlbrooke says: At at time of high commodity … Read more »

Govt delivers deficits, broken promises, weaker economy

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Todays half year economic and fiscal update is a damning indictment on Prime Minister Jacinda Arderns economic management as she puts New Zealand back in the red, Nationals Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Read more »

Government restricts access to major spending announcements

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

For the first time, the Government is blocking economic staff from theTaxpayers Unionfrom the Minister of Finances Half-Year Economic Fiscal Update. Read more »

Government breaks fiscal responsibility promise

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

At the first opportunity Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson have thrown out their fiscal responsibility commitment to New Zealanders and confirmed they have wasted taxpayers money, Nationals Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says. Read more »

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