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

 


Brash Will Cost You $100 A Week

18 June 2002

Jim Anderton is inviting New Zealanders to compare Don Brash’s actions with his rhetoric, after National’s new finance spokeperson attacked Mr Anderton today.

“Under National’s Don Brash, the average homeowner with a $100,000 mortgage will pay another $100 a month in mortgage interest.

“That is because Don Brash seems to like increasing interest rates. His last act before resigning as Governor of the Reserve Bank was to increase interest rates. He is on record opposing home ownership, and one of the reasons he believes interest rates should be increased is to deter New Zealanders from owning their own homes.

“Today Don Brash claimed ‘There is only one thing that matters when it comes to keeping interest rates down and that is controlling inflation.’ This from someone who repeatedly raised interest rates saying he was doing it to keep inflation down.

As for Dr Brash’s gratuitous comments about my understanding of basic economic concepts, I could well comment on his ability to convince sufficient numbers of electors to vote for him given his record of having lost a safe National Party electorate seat – twice. No wonder he is standing on the National Party list.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news