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Scoop Full Coverage: National's Tax Cut Plan

Scoop Full Coverage: National's Tax Cut Plan 2008

Day 2 Reaction: National’s Tax Policy: Individuals Win, Businesses Lose

The National Party’s eagerly awaited tax policy should not disappoint the average voter given the current economic climate, according to Deloitte’s managing tax partner Thomas Pippos. More >>

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Gordon Campbell: Key's Tax Cuts Peel Back Cullen's Savings

The National Party has billed this tax package release as an “economic management plan,” which could land them in truth-in-advertising trouble with the Consumers Institute. The reality is far more modest. What we got yesterday was a ‘me too / and raise you some’ set of tax breaks that will be paid for by cuts to the Kiwisaver scheme, by scrapping private sector research and development, and by abolishing the remaining $265 million of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s modernization plans. More >>

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Scoop HiveMind Project: Universal Basic Income - Are We Up For It?

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Lyndon Hood: National Announces Plan To Hit Youth With Big Mallets

The National party has announced its youth justice policy, which includes a controversial plan for recidivist serious youth offenders to be hit over the head with a comically large rubber mallet. More>>

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Lyndon Hood: This ->

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Scoop Hivemind Report: What New Zealanders Think About Affordable Housing

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New Hivemind Exploration: Opening The Election - Freshwater Quality

This is an opportunity for you as one of the 4 million guardians of our common water resources to help us find mutually agreeable solutions to the critical task of collectively managing these resources for health and sustainability. More>>

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