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BUDGET 2004 SPECIAL
A Budget For Kiwi Familes
Hon. Michael Cullen's 5th Budget Speech
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For previous budgets see...

BUDGET 2004 REACTION
Parliamentary Political Reaction:
National
NZ First
ACT
Greens
United Future

Non Parliamentary Political Reaction:
Health Sector Reaction:
Education Sector Reaction:
Union Reaction:
Business Sector Reaction:
Other Reaction

BUDGET 2004 PRESS KIT
The Budget Speech
Leaders Statements
SUMMARY SHEETS
Economy
Education
Welfare
Health
Housing
Law, Order & Security
Research, Growth And Innovation Framework
Art, Culture And Sport
Trade and Foreign Affairs
Other Stuff - Maori, State Sector, Local Govt

BUDGET 2004 PREVIEWS

PRE-ANNOUNCEMENTS Budget 2004: Arts, Culture And War Memorials
Budget 2004: Money For Migrants And Refugees
Budget 2004: Who Are The Real Wreckers
Budget 2004: Hip & Knee Bonanza
Budget 2004: Family Safety Teams
Budget 2004: A Trio Of Trade & Industry Support Announcements
Budget 2004: Statistics Funding Boosted
Budget 2004: Hodgson Welcomes Response To Foresty Package
Budget 2004: Juror's Fees To Be Increased
Budget 2004: Forest Industry Partnership
Budget 2004: RNZI Gets A New Transmitter
Budget 2004: Money For Youth Offending
Budget 2004: Millions For Meth
Budget 2004: NZ Beefs Up Terror Capabilities
Budget 2004: Money For Getting Youth Into Work
PM Commits $3 million Annually To Pacific Security
Budget 2004: Govt. To Bring Overseas Closer To Home
Budget 2004: Enhanced Investment In New Zealand's Future

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Budget 2004: The Budget Speech - Dr Michael Cullen

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BUDGET 2004

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A Budget For Kiwi Familes

- Parliament is presently sitting under urgency to pass a budget bill providing for wide ranging changes to family support, the accomodation supplement and the family tax credit which are expected to boost the incomes of 300,000 kiwi families by up to $170 a week over a three year period. As usual Scoop has the most comprehensive coverage available on the Internet with commentary, all the news and full reaction, all in real time. See... Scoop Budget 2004 Full Coverage [1]

SMART LINKS JUMP TO GOVT. BUDGET PRESS RELEASES [2]
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[1] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=budget2004
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=budget2004#presskit
[3] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=budget2004#reaction
[4] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=budget2004#preview
[5] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=budget2004#prebud


Hon. Michael Cullen's 5th Budget Speech

- Budget 2004 is the fifth budget I have had the honour of presenting to Parliament for its consideration. This continuity of fiscal management has allowed a consistency of approach which today’s budget reinforces. See... Hon Dr Michael Cullen: Budget 2004 Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00572.htm

RELATED LINKS:

For the full text (when released) of the budget see... TREASURY BUDGET 2004 WEBSITE [1] See also the BEEHIVE BUDGET PAGE [2]


[1] - http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget2004/
[2] - http://www.beehive.govt.nz/budget/


For previous budgets see...

BUDGET 2003 [1] - BUDGET 2002 [2] - BUDGET 2001 [3] & BUDGET 2000 [4]


[1] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=budget2003
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=budget2002
[3] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=budget2001
[4] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=budget

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BUDGET 2004 REACTION

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Parliamentary Reaction:

National

- Don Brash - Budget 04: Don Brash labels Budget 'cynical' [1] - John Key - Disappointing Budget for 4 out of 5 households [2] - Katherine Rich - Labour makes more kiwi families rely on hand outs [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00600.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00605.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00604.htm


NZ First

- Winston Peters - Rt Hon Winston Peters -Budget speech [1] - Brent Catchpole - Exporters Bear Brunt Of New Tax Initatives [2] - Winston Peters - Budget Fails Nz's Future [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00613.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00595.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00616.htm


ACT

- Rodney Hide - ACT's Hide Says Tax Rate Should be 20c/$1 [1] - Other MPs - ACT Responds To The Budget [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00618.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00617.htm


Greens

- Rod Donald - Budget offers help for today, but not for future [1] - Mike Ward - Imagine how artistic the Budget could be [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00619.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00615.htm


United Future

- Peter Dunne - United Future: Hard work beats hot air [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00590.htm


Non Parliamentary Political Reaction:

- Christian Heritage - Budget Ignores Mums At Home [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00284.htm


Health Sector Reaction:

- NZNO - Budget Signals Money For Nurses’ Pay [1] - HFANZ - Cash Injections No Panacea for Public Hospitals [2] - Auckland DHB - Orthopaedic Funding Boost Welcomed [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0405/S00115.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0405/S00113.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0405/S00112.htm


Education Sector Reaction:

- AUS - Universities starved in Budget [1] - Vice-Chancellors - Limited Increase In University Funding [2] - NZEI - NZEI Applauds Major Education Announcement [3] - NZUSA - Student campaign wins more allowances [4] - Kindergartens - Budget 2004: Early Childhood Education Funding [5] - Student Teachers - Budget gets 40% mark [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0405/S00105.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0405/S00104.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0405/S00103.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0405/S00102.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0405/S00101.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0405/S00099.htm


Union Reaction:

- CTU - Budget Pays Social Cost of Low-Wage 90s Policies [1] - PSA - Budget positive for working people [2] - Unite - Hunger Doesn't Wait [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00288.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00287.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00285.htm


Business Sector Reaction:

- ACRI - Science enterprises pleased with Budget [1] - Auckland Chamber - Is This As Good As It Gets? [2] - Auckland Chamber - Social Spend-Up – Thanks To Business [3] - Business Roundtable - Government Gives Up On Growth [4] - EMA (Northern) - A budget of hand outs not hand ups [5] - Wellington Chamber - See... Budget Addresses New Zealand’s Present Needs [6] - Business NZ - 'Spend now pay later' Budget [7] - Regional TV - Regional television gives budget black mark! [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0405/S00069.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00307.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00302.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00306.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00305.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00304.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00303.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00300.htm


Other Reaction

- Council For International Development - What About The Others? [1] - NZCSS - Budget Represents A Hand-Up [2] - Refugee and Migrant Service - Refugee resettlement support strengthened [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00286.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00282.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00280.htm

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BUDGET 2004 PRESS KIT

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The Budget Speech

- Budget 2004 is the fifth budget I have had the honour of presenting to Parliament for its consideration. This continuity of fiscal management has allowed a consistency of approach which today’s budget reinforces. See... Hon Dr Michael Cullen: Budget 2004 Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00572.htm


Leaders Statements

- PM Helen Clark - Budget 2004: A responsible budget - PM [1] - Deputy PM Michael Cullen - Budget 2004: 5th budget best yet - Cullen [2] - Progressive Leader Jim Anderton - Budget 2004: 5th year of Progressive achievements [3] & $500 million package supports economic growth [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00579.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00580.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00589.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00614.htm


SUMMARY SHEETS

Budget 2004: Overview - Working for families [1] Budget 2004: Secure and Sustainable NZ - Overview [2] Budget 2004: Fairness and Opportunity -Overview [3] Budget 2004: economic growth - Overview [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00577.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00612.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00611.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00610.htm


Economy

- Michael Cullen - Budget 2004 Strengthens safety net under NZ Super [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00598.htm


Education

- Trevor Mallard - BUDGET 2004: Lifting education standards [1] - Trevor Mallard - BUDGET 2004: Landmark budget for education [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00574.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00573.htm


Welfare

- Helen Clark - Budget 2004: Families' package a huge step forward [1] - Michael Cullen - Budget 2004: Families package good for growth [2] - Steve Maharey - Budget 2004: A new approach to social assistance [3] - Steve Maharey - Budget 2004: Supporting families [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00591.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00592.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00596.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00594.htm


Health

- Annette King - Budget 2004: Vote Health soon to top $10 billion [1] - Annette King - Budget 2004: Funding boost for Mental Health [2] - Ruth Dyson - Budget 2004: Reducing the cost of injuries [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00588.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00587.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00599.htm


Housing

- Steve Maharey - Budget 2004: Promoting stable tenancies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00597.htm


Law, Order & Security

- Paul Swain - Budget 2004: Prisons funding and baseline boost [1] - Phil Goff - Budget 2004: Justice investment exceeds $1 billion [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00602.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00601.htm


Research, Growth And Innovation Framework

- Paul Swain - Budget 2004: Toward a more productive economy [1] - Jim Anderton - Budget 2004: Promoting NZ in the world economy [2] - Pete Hodgson- Budget 2004: Fuelling innovation through research [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00583.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00582.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00581.htm


Art, Culture And Sport

- Steve Maharey - Budget 2004: More radio and television funding [1] (see also pre budget announcements below)


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00608.htm


Trade and Foreign Affairs

- Jim Sutton - Budget 2004: Boost for our biosecurity defences [1] - Rick Barker - Budget 2004: Customs capability enhanced [2] - Marion Hobbs - Budget 2004: Aid money for education and security [3] (see also pre budget announcements below)


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00603.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00607.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00609.htm


Other Stuff - Maori, State Sector, Local Govt

- Parekura Horomia - Budget 2004: Maori succeeding as Maori in business [1] - Parekura Horomia - Budget 2004: Whanau development for Maori success [2] - Trevor Mallard - Budget 2004 invests in a strong public sector [3] - Trevor Mallard - See... Budget 2004: Funding for online govt services [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00585.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00584.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00586.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00606.htm


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BUDGET 2004 PREVIEWS

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BUDGET 2004 PREVIEWS

- Jim Anderton - Initiatives may be threatened by National [1] - Libertarianz - No Election Bribes, Dr Cullen - Libz [2] - Michael Cullen - What Business can expect from the Budget [3] - Nandor Tanczos - A chance for Jim to show he knows What's Up? [4] - Greens - Greens want Budget bail-out for struggling nurses [5] - National - Labour's welfare trap is set to become a prison [6] - CTU - A Budget for the Battlers [7] - Business NZ - The Budget - what business is looking for [8] - Sue Bradford - Green Budget for children, students and the needy [9] - NZNO - Budget Needs to Recognise Caregivers [10] - EMA - Budget must be judged by action on tax [11] - Finance Minister - Hon Dr Cullen Speech to Canterbury Manufacturers [12] - Rodney Hide - What About Some Tax Back, Dr Cullen? [13] - Muriel Newman - Muriel's Column: Budget Sweetener For Welfare Trap [14] - Budget 2004 to build connections to the world [15] - Anderton Speech: Int Connections & NZ Business [16]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00554.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00279.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00546.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00543.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00491.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00474.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00244.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00235.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00398.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00186.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00183.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00269.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00262.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00261.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00081.htm
[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00080.htm



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Gummer and Ford's winning design for the National War Memorial, Art Gallery and Museum, 1929.
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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00549.htm
Budget 2004: NationalWar Memorial Getting A Facelift


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BUDGET 2004 PRE-ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Budget 2004: Arts, Culture And War Memorials

- Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark today announced plans to establish a National Memorial Park to honour those who have served New Zealand in war. See... National Memorial Park to honour war dead [1] See also…Budget 2004: Culture and heritage gets new boost [2] For FULL COVERAGE OF BUDGET 2004 PREVIEWS AND PRE ANNOUNCEMENTS… CLICK HERE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00549.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00548.htm
[3] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=budget2004


Budget 2004: Money For Migrants And Refugees

- Budget 2004 allocates more than $62 million over the next four years for practical measures to help migrants, refugees and their families make a greater contribution to the economy and society. See....Budget 2004 Support for migrants and business [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00555.htm


Budget 2004: Who Are The Real Wreckers

- $500 million of new economic growth initiatives may be threatened by National. Would National's future finance spokesperson, John Key, really obliterate the positive work this coalition government has done to promote economic growth? See....Initiatives may be threatened by National [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00554.htm


Budget 2004: Hip & Knee Bonanza

- The Labour-Progressive government is aiming to double the number of major hip and knee replacement operations being funded by the public health system within the next four years. See....Hip and knee replacement operations set to double [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00542.htm


Budget 2004: Family Safety Teams

- A pilot scheme aimed at improving responses to family violence is being funded in Budget 2004, Justice Minister Phil Goff, Police Minister George Hawkins and Child, Youth and Family Services Minister Ruth Dyson announced today. See... Budget 2004: Safety Teams address family violence [1] Reaction: - United Future - Turner: Family teams sound suspiciously familiar [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00478.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00504.htm


Budget 2004: A Trio Of Trade & Industry Support Announcements

- Initiatives to build skills and assist in the transformation of the textile, clothing, footwear and carpet industry, will receive $2.3 million in Budget 2004, Minister for Economic Development Jim Anderton announced today. See... Budget 2004: Assistance for textiles industry [1] MORE: - Budget 2004: Managing for success [2] - Budget 2004: Supporting Sectors To Succeed [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00502.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00503.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00501.htm


Budget 2004: Statistics Funding Boosted

- A Budget 2004 investment of nearly $70 million over four years will strengthen New Zealand's official statistics and save money through more accurate targeting of government spending, Minister for Statistics John Tamihere says. See... Statistics investment ensures taxpayer money well [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00440.htm


Budget 2004: Hodgson Welcomes Response To Foresty Package

- The forest industry's positive response to the package of new forestry sector initiatives announced today is an encouraging start, says the Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change, Pete Hodgson. See... Positive forest industry response [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00422.htm


Budget 2004: Juror's Fees To Be Increased

- Jurors' fees are to be increased and they will be able to claim parking and childcare expenses as part of a $9 million package in this year's Budget, Justice Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... Goff announces increase in payments to jurors [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00399.htm


Budget 2004: Forest Industry Partnership

- The government has agreed to a package of new forestry sector initiatives that recognise forestry's value in addressing climate change. See... Budget 2004: Govt./Forest Industry Partnership [1] REACTION: - Farm Forestry Association -Industry Considers Govt Response On Climate Change [2] - Kyoto Forest Owners - Media Statement - Kyoto Forest Owners Association [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00393.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00196.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00210.htm


Budget 2004: RNZI Gets A New Transmitter

- The government is to purchase a new $2.7 million digital transmitter for the highly regarded Radio New Zealand International, which broadcasts on short-wave to listeners across the Pacific. See... New radio transmitter takes NZ to the Pacific [1] and New Zealand's dependable voice in the Pacific [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00367.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00366.htm


Budget 2004: Money For Youth Offending

- The government is to spend $381,000 over the next two years to support the work of Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) in reducing youth crime, Justice Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... Budget 2004 More funding for Youth Offending Teams [1] and speech… Never too early, never too late [2] MORE: - ACT - Youth Justice Budget Must Not Be Wasted [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00360.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00361.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00371.htm


Budget 2004: Millions For Meth

- The Government has allocated an additional $39 million in this year's Budget to tackle the methamphetamine trade and organised crime over the next four years. See... $39 million in Budget to fight meth, gangs [1] MORE: - National - Government playing 'catch-up' on P [2] - ACT - 'P' Spend-up: Better Late Than Never [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00343.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00355.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00354.htm


Budget 2004: NZ Beefs Up Terror Capabilities

- New Zealand's counter-terrorism capacity will be boosted by the formation of dedicated national security teams, Foreign Minister Phil Goff and Police Minister George Hawkins announced today. See... Budget 2004 Police to form national security teams [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00378.htm


Budget 2004: Money For Getting Youth Into Work

- A $56.9 million package of new and expanded initiatives in Budget 2004 will cement in the government's commitment to provide all 15 to 19 year olds with a kick start to their working lives. See... Budget 2004: $57 million boost for young people [1] & Budget 2004: $57 million youth employment boost fact sheet [2] MORE: - Progessives - Jobs & training are building blocks for economy [3] - CTU - Unions Welcome School To Work Funding Boost [4] - United Future - Adams welcomes Govt support for teenagers [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00257.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00256.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00258.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00131.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00268.htm


PM Commits $3 million Annually To Pacific Security

- The Government will commit ongoing funding of $3 million annually to a special fund for strengthening security in the Pacific, Prime Minister Helen Clark announced last night. See... Ongoing funding for Pacific Security Fund [1] ALSO: PM Speech: Pacific Roundtable on Counter-Terrorism [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00186.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00183.htm


Budget 2004: Govt. To Bring Overseas Closer To Home

- New Zealand businesses are a long way from their overseas markets, but the Government is to assist them to overcome the tyranny of distance, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Strengthening our presence in global markets [1] ALSO: - Building up our market development capability [2] - Funding boost for negotiating trade agreements [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00170.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00167.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00166.htm


Budget 2004: Enhanced Investment In New Zealand's Future

- Budget 2004 includes a significant financial boost of $26.5 million over the next four years to Investment New Zealand, Industry & Regional Development Minister Jim Anderton said today. See... Budget 2004: Big budget boost for Investment NZ [1] and Budget 2004: Attracting quality investment to NZ [2] ALSO: - Media Note - Budget 2004: Enhancing investment promotion [3] - Media Note - Expanding & Enhancing Strategic Investment Fund [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00175.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00174.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00173.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00172.htm

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