Scoop's Budget 2001 Coverage

Budget 2001 - Full Coverage


For the latest headlines and reaction see..
PARLIAMENT WIRE...
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POLITICS WIRE...
For the full text of the budget see...
TREASURY BUDGET 2001 WEBSITE
For last year's budget see...
BUDGET 2000 - FULL COVERAGE




BUDGET 2001 REACTION


Eco-Economy: The Real Cost Of Fiscal Prudence - Michael Cullen’s fiscal prudence is now legendary. He has obviously held onto the treasury purse strings very tightly in his second budget. Almost all prominent government ministers have expressed the need to spend more money on Health, Education, Social Welfare, industrial development, etc. And all have missed out. See... Eco-Economy: Fiscal Prudence and Debt Slavery

Sludge Report: Over-cautious, Spendthrift Budget - Today’s budget is definitely not made from the cloth of socialist revolutions. This budget is prudent, conservative, responsible and spend thrift. It is in short an ultra-careful as-she-goes, lets-get-ourselves-re-elected-by-centrist-voters in 2002 budget. See... Sludge Report #71 – Old Mother Hubbard’s Budget


BUDGET 2001: Parliament Reaction
- Nats - Tertiary Students Get 37 Cents A Day - Venture Capital Fund Is Not New Money - Economic Vision Missing In Budget - Govt ignores health crisis in Budget - Labour's small change Budget - For Police, Call 'None None None'
- NZ First - Budget Fails To Deliver For Tauranga - Labour Budget Another Nail In Alliance Coffin
- ACT - A Welfare Budget - Richard Prebble Speech - Taxes Up Last Year – No Money This Year - Budget Comments From ACT Spokespeople - No Good News For Maori In Budget - Taxes Up – And Then No Money! - Another Welfare Budget
- Greens - Rise in imports points to need for self-reliance
- United Future - Budget Will Do Little For Social Cohesion

BUDGET 2001: Education Reaction
- School Trustees - Education budget spreads limited funding thinly
- Private Education Providers - Good Budget for PTE Students
- NZUSA - Students’ budgets tighter than Government's
- VUWSA - Thanks for Nothing Mr Maharey!
- AUS - Crisis Summit for Universities Called For - BUDGET 2001 – GOOD, BAD AND UGLY FOR UNIVERSITIES - AUS Tertiary Update Budget special
- ATSA - $100 Million For Government Courtship Of TEIs
- OUSA - It’s A Student Friendly Budget! (Yeah Right) - PPL “Priority” But No Action
- NZUSA - Government Offer Enough To Freeze Fees

BUDGET 2001: Business Reaction
- Business NZ - Budget Recognises Need For Vision - Holding Student Fees Down - Goal Posts Are Up - Crossbar Too Low - Mixed prospects for employment from Budget
- ARCC - Company Tax – The Budget’s Achilles Heel
- Employers And Manufacturers (Northern) - All the right words for growth...
- Deutsche Bank - NZ Government Budget 2001/02
- Federated Farmers - Budget Does Little To Boost Competitiveness

BUDGET 2001: More Reaction
- ITANZ - Budget Will Aid IT Capabilities
- Life Sciences Network - Positive Signal To Growing Biotechnology Sector
- Auckland Mayor Chris Fletcher - Auckland’s problems not addressed by Budget
- Medical Professionals - Heads In Sand Over Public Hospitals - Budget Mirrors Fail To Disguise Bad News
- ACTivists - Budget Built on Bribes and Blackmail
- ARC - Goal Of Being Back In The Top Half
- Barnardos - Budget Contains Welcome News
- PSA - PSA Welcomes Extra Funding For CYF
- MORST - What's In The BUDGET For Research And Innovation?

SCOOP BUDGET - FULL COVERAGE


BUDGET 2001: Summary - Spending is at its lowest level as a proportion of gross domestic product since 1977. See... BUDGET SUMMARY – Highlights and key points
- BUDGET SUMMARY – Economic Transformation
- BUDGET SUMMARY – Investing in people
- BUDGET SUMMARY - Protecting New Zealand

THE BUDGET PRESS KIT

OVERVIEW:
Jim Anderton - BUDGET 2001: Alliance Security and Opportunity
PM -BUDGET 2001: Towards a stronger economy, society
Michael Cullen - BUDGET 2001: Fiscally prudent, outlook benign
EDUCATION:
BUDGET 2001: Support for principals focus
BUDGET 2001: Increase in school funding
BUDGET 2001: Access to quality learning - Fees
BUDGET 2001: Tertiary Education Commission
BUDGET 2001: Building skills for knowledge society
BUDGET 2001: Early childhood and adult literacy
JUSTICE / LAW AND ORDER:
BUDGET 2001: Extra funding firms up Police
BUDGET 2001: Making New Zealand safer
BUDGET 2001: Improving security for New Zealanders
BUDGET 2001: A better experience for voters
BUDGET 2001: A million for industrial mediation
SOCIAL SERVICES:
BUDGET 2001: At-risk children and families
BUDGET 2001: Building stronger communities
BUDGET 2001: Rural home ownership made affordable
BUDGET 2001: A better experience for voters
BUDGET 2001: Making work pay
BUDGET 2001: More houses, healthier houses
BUDGET 2001: New houses and rent relief
MAORI:
BUDGET 2001: Whanau, hapu, iwi - Maori development
BUDGET 2001: Strengthening Maori communities
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – ECONOMIC OUTLOOK:
BUDGET 2001: Economic opportunity package
BUDGET 2001: Boost for business incubators
BUDGET 2001: $100 million innovators seed capital
BUDGET 2001:1st payment made to Super prefunding
BUDGET 2001: Opportunities for NZ businesses – John Wright
BUDGET 2001: A million for mediation
BUDGET 2001: Funding boost for IRD
HEALTH:
BUDGET 2001: New Zealand health strategy
BUDGET 2001: Gisborne Cervical Screening Inquiry
BUDGET 2001: Elective services, mental health
OTHER:
BUDGET 2001: $100 million increase for Sport
BUDGET 2001: Regional museums and galleries
BUDGET 2001: Refugee resettlement services
BUDGET 2001: Funding for diplomatic and trade
BUDGET 2001: Pacific business boosted

BUDGET 2001: The Green Budget - Green Party co-leaders Jeanette Fitzsimons and Rod Donald said today that the Greens and the Government are pioneering a new political relationship in agreeing Green initiatives for the 2001/2002 budget. See… Green Budget: Funding For Green Initiatives
MORE:
- Green Budget: Green Party Initiatives
- Green Budget: Three Key Projects
- Green Budget: Environmental Legal Aid Funding
- Green Budget: Funding For Quit Smoking Programme
- Green Budget: Roll-Over Funding
- Green Budget: Biosecurity Measures Rolled Over
- Green Budget: Major Energy Efficiency Funding Continues
- Green Budget: Summary of 2001 Initiatives

Pre Budget Announcements, Commentary and Reaction



Keith Rankin: A Just Tax Cut - Nobody really cares that the Government has spent slightly more than it planned to spend this financial year (to June 2001). Indeed there appears to be widespread if understated support for an expansionary fiscal policy to be outlined in today's budget. See... Keith Rankin: Business Handouts

BUDGET 2001: Shopping Basket Cost Skyrockets - Ann Hercus' shopping basket has skyrocketed in price by $25 since Labour came to office 18 months ago. On the eve of the Budget, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley has called on the Government to deliver relief for low and middle-income New Zealand families - who are struggling under the pressure of skyrocketing grocery costs. See... Budget Must Respond To Skyrocketing Food Prices and Do You Plan Another Price Freeze, Jenny?
MORE OPPOSITION BUDGET RELEASES:
- NZ First - Recreational Fishing Left Out Again
- United Future - Budget Must Make Families The Key Priority
- ACT - Plodder’s Budget : On the Road to Nowhere
- Libz - Alternative Budget - State Theft Finished In Five Years'
- ACT - ACT Calls for Faster Growth
- Nats - Taxing time for Dr Cullen

BUDGET 2001: Youth Suicide Package - Youth Suicide prevention programmes will receive a $1.673 million boost in this year's budget, Youth Affairs Minister Laila Harré announced this morning. See... Youth Suicide Prevention Budget Package

Superannuation Strategy: Cullen Talks - What I intend to do today is to restate the high level policy objectives of the government with regard to superannuation, and to respond to some of the issues that have emerged in the public debate since the Super Bill was introduced. See... Michael Cullen's Speech To The Supersummit

BUDGET 2001: Children’s Commissioner Gets Funding Boost - The annual budget of the Commissioner for Children's office will almost double within two years to enable him to better promote the rights of children and to monitor our compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Social Services and and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Big Boost For Children's Rights and At Last Good News For Children

BUDGET 2001: Haphazard Handouts Not What Tourism Needs - The tourism industry deserves better than piecemeal handouts, ACT Tourism Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today. See... Handout Is Not What Is Needed. See also... Funding commitment to implement Tourism Strategy - On-Going Funding For Crucial Tourism Research - Funding For Maori Regional Tourism

BUDGET 2001: $700,000 For Northland Regional Development - Regional development initiatives announced today totalling $700,000, will go a considerable way to helping Northland people make the most of their region’s potential. See... BUDGET 2001: Development work in Northland

 
 

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