Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

BUDGET 2001: Alliance Security and Opportunity

24 May 2001

Alliance Security and Opportunity package

Alliance contributions to the budget are centred on boosting security and opportunity, Deputy Prime Minister and Alliance leader Jim Anderton said.

"The Security and Opportunity package reflects the constructive input of our Coalition colleagues, but they are also policies that the Alliance members of the Government are particularly pleased to announce and to be associated with," Jim Anderton said.

Opportunity components include:
- World Class New Zealanders, Creating a Culture of Success, and Supporting Promising Individuals, programmes to invest in talented New Zealanders.
- New and expanded industry and regional partnerships.
- Expanded programmes to grow small and medium businesses, major investment and major events.
- Greater support for businesses to win contracts from the New Zealand and Australian Governments through an expanded Industrial Supplies Office, announced by Economic Development Under-Secretary John Wright.
- A Jobs for Students initiative, full details of which will be announced in July.

Security components of the package include:
- A package of sentencing and parole reforms, rehabilitative measures aimed at reducing re-offending and funding for two new prisons, announced by Corrections Minister Matt Robson.
- A commitment to introduce paid parental leave in the next financial year, developed by Women's Affairs Minister Laila Harre.
- A youth suicide prevention strategy, announced by Laila Harre in her capacity as Youth Affairs Minister.
- Conservation Minister Sandra Lee's contribution to the Eco-2001 package to boost New Zealand environment and conservation security.

"The security and opportunity package in Budget 2001 shows that the Alliance has contributed good ideas. They have been achieved within a fiscally responsible budget which will produce more jobs and rising incomes" Jim Anderton said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Meth Testing Report: Housing NZ "To Right Wrong"

Phil Twyford “Housing NZ acknowledges that around 800 tenants suffered by either losing their tenancies, losing their possessions, being suspended from the public housing waiting list, negative effects on their credit ratings or, in the worst cases, being made homeless.

“Housing NZ is committed to redressing the hardship these tenants faced...” More>>

 

Pay Equity Bill: Making History For Women’s Pay

The Equal Pay Amendment Bill, introduced to the House today, will make it easier for workers to make a pay equity claim , using a more simple and accessible process within New Zealand’s existing bargaining framework. More>>

ALSO:

Suffrage 125: NZ A Trailblazer For Women

“We acknowledge the work of Kate Sheppard, Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia, and all of the suffragists who tirelessly campaigned for the vote… Today we also need to ask each other: how we can continue to make our country a fairer and better place to continue the legacy of the suffragists.” More>>

ALSO:

Asylum: Refugee Quota Increasing To 1500

“The quota increase will take place from July 2020. In the meantime, we will work to increase the number and spread of refugee resettlement and support services. We need to make sure we’re prepared for this change in policy.” More>>

ALSO:

'Post-Settlement Era': Māori Crown Agency To Be Established

Cabinet has approved the final scope of the Māori Crown portfolio and agreed to establish an agency to oversee Government’s work with Māori in a post-settlement era, announced Crown/ Māori Relations Minister Kelvin Davis. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Military Roles In Iraq & Afghanistan

The politics of the deployment extension have degenerated into a slanging match about whether the previous National government was right or wrong to make the initial commitment to Iraq – and whether the extension is a responsible thing given our joint training role in Iraq with Australia, or is hypocritical in the light of prior statements made by a previous Labour leader... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels