BPS And DEFU Date Announced
The 2000 Budget Policy Statement and December Economic and
Fiscal Update will be released on Tuesday, 19 December at
A lock-up will be held for media and analysts on the
14th floor of The Treasury, No.1 The Terrace from
Finance Minister Michael Cullen will visit the
lock-up to take questions.
Anyone wishing to attend should
contact Katy Greco either at 471-9091 or by e-mail at
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New Reports: Flood Risk From Rain And Sea Under Climate Change
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