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Transtasman Political Letter – 6 July Digest

Transtasman Political Letter – 6 July Digest

Transtasman is a subscriber newsletter published weekly and read widely in New Zealand and abroad. The following is a summary of this week's edition. To subscribe and read the full newsletter see.. http://Transtasman.co.nz

This issue - 6th July 2006

Labour gears up to celebrate a decent innings
... But the problems of the “most socially excluded” have yet to be solved
... The jury’s still out whether NZ is lifting its economic performance
... Another look at climate change options
... Peter Dunne’s corporate tax epiphany
... Where is the WTO round going now?
... The weather deals a nasty blow to farm incomes
... And signs we’re back in the good books of the USA.

Labour Looks Back (And Forward) On Its 90th

Tired and running out of ideas? Or a party which has re-invented itself? Labour on its 90th birthday celebrates not only its own longevity but the success of the Clark-led Govts.

Clark’s Ambitious Programme

What possibly frightens Labour’s opponents is the PM’s undiminished enthusiasm for the job. For her, there is so much more to do.

No Short-Term Solutions On Kyoto Obligations

After scrapping a broad-based carbon tax last December, the Govt has confirmed it is looking at a narrow-based carbon tax on fossil fuelled power generation (but not on petrol) as part of a suite of measures to meet its Kyoto commitments.

Corporate Tax Reform Ideas Ready

The much awaited discussion paper on corporate tax reform, (a crucial element in the Labour-United Future confidence and supply agreement), due for release about July 18, will offer a menu not just on future rates of company tax, but also a range of tax initiatives on elements like R&D.

CAPITAL TALK

Chen Palmer are throwing a big party on August 22 to mark Sir Geoffrey's move to become president of the Law Commission......

Play Of The Week: No Quota –That’ll Be The Day

You could almost hear the chorus of “yeah right” from North Cape to Bluff on Monday when the Govt moved frantically to counter some pretty damning evidence police have a quota system for traffic fines.

Transtasman is a subscriber newsletter published weekly and read widely in New Zealand and abroad. The above is a summary of this week's edition. To subscribe and read the full newsletter see.. http://Transtasman.co.nz

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