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

 


Don Brash in Australia this week

Don Brash MP
National Party Leader

17 August 2004

Don Brash in Australia this week

National Party Leader Don Brash heads to Australia this week, just days after the Australian Senate signed off on a Free Trade Agreement with the United States.

His itinerary includes a range of informal meetings and addresses. He also hopes to gauge the expectations of Australian business in light of the FTA.

"Clearly this has been a hugely important deal for Australia and despite the priority given by Helen Clark's Government to achieve an FTA with the US, we are not even in the queue.

"The New Zealand Government accepts that our economy could suffer as a result of the Australian FTA. Yet it steadfastly refuses to address company tax rates or compliance issues that practically tell businesses, like Electrolux, to invest in Australia.

"It will be useful to get an early indication from Australian business groups about what they are expecting from the deal," says Dr Brash.

While in Sydney Dr Brash will address the Foreign Correspondents Association at an afternoon function on Thursday 19 August.

He will also speak to the Trans-Tasman Business Circle later that day before heading to Melbourne, where he will address a forum of international CEOs and a public policy think-tank on Friday 20 August.

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news