Politicians must take Treasury report seriously

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT alone is calling for a debate over the sustainability of New Zealand Superannuation, says Leader David Seymour as Treasury releases its fourth long term fiscal update. Read more »

Don’t believe the hype – debt has skyrocketed under National

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The reckless dangling of tax cuts by the National Government is all the more irresponsible when it is put alongside the failure to pay down debt or put money aside for future superannuation costs, says Labours Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson. Read more »

Govt considering ‘family package’ rather than tax cuts alone

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) – The government is considering an election year budget that includes a mixture of tax and other measures aimed at lower income families, Prime Minister John Key said. Read more »

$7.5M support package for small business hit by quake

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 17 (BusinessDesk) – The government has announced a staff support subsidy for small businesses facing a dramatic slump in turnover after this week’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake that’s stranded the coastal town of Kaikoura. Read more »

$20 bln defence plan: new frigates, camp spruce-ups, cyber

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s defence plans out to 2030 include replacing the two Anzac-class frigates, adding transport aircraft, the possible replacement of armoured vehicles, new inshore capabilities, and a spruce-up for camps and bases. Read more »

$4.9M Loss as Minister Fails to Recover Charter Assets

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Taxpayers appear to have lost $4.9 million after the failure of a Northland charter school, that lasted only two years, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Annual Report Shows Raised Ambitions in 2015/16

Press Release – The Treasury

The Treasury has published its Annual Report for 2015/16 today. Secretary to the Treasury Gabriel Makhlouf praised the contribution that staff and high expectations have made to a successful year. Read more »

Tough Laws Needed To Stop Multinationals’ Rort

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Minister of Finance Bill English needs to face the reality of tightening New Zealand tax laws to make sure multinationals pay their fair share of tax, says New Zealand First Commerce and Revenue Spokesperson Fletcher Tabuteau. Read more »

$2.5 Billion on Prisons!

Press Release – NZ Seniors Party

On the news last night it was announced that the Government is going to spend an additional one billion dollars to facilitate the growing number of inmates in our prisons. On top of this, it would take between one and one and a half billion dollars … Read more »

Changes to government finance statistics releases

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Statistics NZ is introducing a new general government information release compiled under the Government Finance Statistics (GFS) framework on 5 December 2016. Read more »

Government Financial Statements, year ended 30/6/16

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the financial year ended 30 June 2016 were released today. Read more at: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/government/financialstatements/yearend/jun16 Read more »

Bigger surplus than expected as migration stokes tax take

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Finance Minister Bill English today announced a bigger surplus than expected in the last fiscal year as a growing economy underpinned by an expanding population delivered a bigger tax take than anticipated. Read more »

Breast cancer drugs should be available

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour supports the Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalitions campaign for better access to cancer treatments as more patients are denied what is freely available in Australia, says Labours Health spokesperson Annette King. Read more »

Treasury Release: Monthly Economic Indicators September 2016

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The September Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) was published today on the Treasury website at 2:00pm. The report provides a summary of recent economic events. The main points: Solid GDP growth in the June quarter was driven by construction, with … Read more »

Q+A: Gabriel Makhlouf

Press Release – TVNZ

Treasury Secretary and Chief Executive Gabriel Makhlouf told TVNZ 1s Q+A programme that probably the biggest risk for us at the moment is what we are seeing as growing protectionism around the world. And a small open economy like us needs to really … Read more »

Politicians show depressing lack of courage

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“All politicians should take the Productivity Commission’s call to reintroduce interest on student loans seriously instead of running for the hills at the first hint of a policy debate, it’s called leadership,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Tertiary education – a system tied up in knots

Press Release – Productivity Commission

The report is a detailed inquiry into how well New Zealands tertiary education system is set up to respond to, and take advantage of,trends in technology, internationalisation, population, tuition costs and demand for skills. As part of the inquiry, the Commission … Read more »

English: Social Investment Analytics Layer launch

Speech – New Zealand Government

Im pleased to see such a good turnout for what is, I believe, a significant step towards better services for people, and better government for the country. Read more »

Next step for housing infrastructure fund

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Councils can now submit indicative proposals for the Governments $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

Funding will increase emergency housing for homeless

Press Release – Auckland Council

The councils Finance and Performance Committee today approved funding of $2 million to the James Liston Hostel in the Auckland CBD to enhance the quality and quantity of emergency housing for rough sleepers and homeless people. Read more »

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