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Transtasman Political Letter – 27 July Digest

Transtasman Political Letter – 27 July Digest

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Govt Intent On Fiscal Discipline In Business Tax Reform

Revenue Minister Peter Dunne wants a combination of a cut in the corporate tax rate and targeted tax credits to emerge from the review of business tax launched this week with a discussion document. He rejects the view it is a case of “either-or” ...

Peters’“Full Moon Moment” Obscures Washington Gain

Foreign Minister Winston Peters could not shake off the “bad air”generated by his spat with NZ journalists in Washington. It followed him back to Wellington, and left many NZers speculating about his bizarre behaviour.

Nats Give Brash Hero’s Welcome

National delegates gave Don Brash a hero’s welcome to the party conference in Christchurch at the weekend, but despite this many commentators insist the party will have to change its leader if it is to have a realistic chance of beating Labour in 2008.

NZ & Aust Diverging On Mid-East Crisis

NZ and Australia appear to be diverging quite sharply on their reactions to the Middle East crisis.


Helen Clark called a brief halt to her news conference on Monday as half the hacks and TV crews shuffled off to hear what Winston had to say about the Washington fiasco. He’d scheduled his news conference so it almost coincided with hers.

Play Of The Week: Trivial Pursuit

Oh Dear. Winston Peters and the media. Where to begin…

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