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STORY OF THE WEEK: Budget 2004 The Aftermath

STORY OF THE WEEK - WEEK ENDING June 4th 2004
Budget 2004 The Aftermath


Finance Minister Michael Cullen Addresses The Media
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(incl.. Political, Business, Education & Health)

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BUDGET 2004 – SCOOP COMMENTARY

Budget 2004: No Right Turn Asks What's Next? - One of the hallmarks of the Labour government is that they have been mean - or as they like to say, ''prudent'' - with government spending. See... No Right Turn: Budget 2004 - What's Next?

Budget 2004: Agenda IVs Maharey & Key - Q: The Working for Families package has been the budget's headline act, why then with money in the pot must families wait a year or more for the benefits? See... Agenda Interviews: Steve Maharey And John Key

Budget 2004: An Eco-Economy Perspective - This report is based on the Fiscal Strategy Report and the Executive summary of the 2004 Budget documents. The budget proves the Labour government is a right wing government whose spending is almost static in real terms. See... Eco-Economy: The Budget Hoax 2004

BUDGET 2004 – POST BUDGET DEVELOPMENTS

Budget 2004: The Feedback Continues…. - This week the Column looks at the negative effect that Labour's welfare Budget will have on working families. See... The Column: Labour’s Back To The Future Budget

Budget 2004: Newman Says State Houses Not The Answer - ACT New Zealand Housing Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today demanded to know whether Housing Minister Steve Maharey intended to simply build State houses for every single person who applied for Housing New Zealand assistance, after media reports revealed that HNZC is to add 2,406 new State houses to its Auckland housing stock. See... More State Houses Not The Answer, Minister
EARLIER:
- Govt. - State housing boost for Auckland announced
- Govt. - Maharey Speech: Housing Aucklanders in need

Budget 2004: Judith Tizard Talks Up Budget In The Big Smoke - Auckland Central MP Judith Tizard is urging people to check what they will get from the budget's moves to give big increases in support to working families. See... Auckland families should check what they get
MORE POST BUDGET OPINING:
- Michael Cullen - Cullen Speech to Tauranga Business Network Group

Budget 2004: ACT Leader Unsurprised At Absence Of Budget Poll Bounce - ACT Leader Richard Prebble said he was not surprised that the budget had failed to lift Labour's poll rating, and in fact, "I predicted it". See... Poll Shows Voters Not Fooled
MORE POST BUDGET VIEWS:
- Don Brash - The Brash Report - No. 31, 2 June 2004
- Jim Anderton - Anderton's Enews Covering 16 to 31 May 2004
- Winston Peters -Working For The Real Economy
- Rodney Hide - Budget Turns $20 Hard Labour Into 16 Cents
- Michael Cullen - Michael Cullen Speech to CEO Club Function

Budget 2004: Steve Maharey Talks Families & Budgets - Both financial and practical support for families to bring up their children was provided in last Thursday’s Budget, Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Budget delivers for families and Why families are better off with a Labour-led Govt

Budget 2004: Extra Money For Treaty Negotiations - A further $1.2 million a year will be put into Treaty settlement negotiations. See... Increased funding for Treaty negotiations

Budget 2004: Money For Farm-Park Conversions - A $79m package to fund the evolution of a new network of conservation parks and reserves from Crown pastoral leases in the South Island High Country has been announced by Conservation Minister Chris Carter. See... Capacity package for High Country tenure review
ALSO:
- Govt - Strategic purchase for conservation park
- DOC - Public access benefits for the high country
- Forest & Bird - Farmers commended for Clent Hills protection

Budget 2004: Government Passes Its Working For Familes Package - The Working for Families package takes aim at child poverty and will reduce it dramatically, says Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey. See... Poverty dramatically reduced
MORE:
- National - Urgency: desperate Government fakes it

Fishhook For Beneficiaries Found In Family Bill - Green MP Sue Bradford says a major benefit cut has been hidden inside the Government's Future Directions (Working for Families) Bill. See... Something Rotten In 'Family-Friendly' Bill - Nandor Tanczos - Green delight as What's Up? is saved - Keith Locke - A safer world means more aid, not more spooks

Budget 2004: Post Budget Announcements
- John Tamihere - Budget 2004: delivering for Maori
- Ruth Dyson - Kids Help Foundation Trust
- Trevor Mallard - Govt backs healthy active NZ with extra funding

Budget 2004: Ministers Post Budget Speeches
- Steve Maharey - Working for Families: reducing child poverty
- Hon Michael Cullen - Cullen NZIM Breakfast Briefing

Budget 2004: Counter Reaction - Education Minister Trevor Mallard said he was amazed at National's promise to scrap the free early childhood education announced in the budget, and to get rid of the extra funding that will go to both community-based and privately-run early childhood ... See... English would halt free early childhood education

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