Budget for transformation and greater productivity

$9 billion more for infrastructure but debt to fall Venkat Raman The government will borrow $9 billion to fund infrastructure and priority areas but Finance Minister Grant Robertson made no apology for the additional loans saying that New Zealand needs to improve its public services and ‘New Zealanders want it.’ Introducing his first Budget to Parliament this afternoon, he said…

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Good fiscal management with investment in priority sectors

Budget 2018 sets the path for meeting promises Michael Wood May 17, 2018 saw the Coalition Government deliver its first Budget. It saw the implementation of many key election pledges and built the foundations for a better and fairer New Zealand. There are major social and infrastructure deficits that need to be addressed, and while we cannot do all these…

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Budget 2018 is hugely disappointing says National

Simon Bridges The Labour Government has delivered its first Budget. It was a hugely disappointing Budget with no plan beyond tax, borrow and spend. This Government was gifted an incredible legacy by hard working New Zealanders and by National. They inherited a strong, growing economy improving the lives of New Zealand families. They inherited a much more prosperous and outward…

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New Zealand banks should demonstrate their integrity

“Litany of Revelations’ in Australia border on criminality Suzanne Snively The cricket ball tampering incident was bad enough for the Aussies’ reputation. It has been pushed out of the headlines by The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. Australian banks and insurance companies have provided “A litany of revelations” to the Royal Commission.  The Australian…

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