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National's Action Plan For New Zealand

Don Brash MP National Party Leader

08 September 2005

National's Action Plan For New Zealand

National Party Leader Don Brash has today outlined his top ten priorities for the next National Government.

"In nine days New Zealanders will have to decide who will really tackle the issues that matter to New Zealand and its future."

Dr Brash made the comments at today's launch of a pamphlet titled, 'National's Action Plan For New Zealand: The first ten things we will do'.

It will be delivered to over one million homes from this weekend. Unlike Labour's pledge card, it is NOT funded by the taxpayer.

"We've had six years of bungling NCEA. We've had six years of the 111 phone centre crisis. We've had six years of Labour's political correctness. We've had six years of them ignoring mainstream New Zealanders. We've had six years of their high tax and waste. What, now suddenly that's going to change? I don't think so.

"Ms Clark and Dr Cullen's message in the past few weeks is, don't let National in. That's it - that's the limit of their plans. That is all they have to say about the future.

"The contrast between my party and our opponents could not be starker. For this entire campaign, and indeed since my first Orewa speech nearly two years ago, we've had the guts to tackle the issues that matter.

"We want exams, they give excuses. We want a safety net, they provide a drift net. We're about Kiwi, they are about iwi. We're about criminals doing the time, they're about getting them out in no time.

"And, perhaps most importantly, we are about providing the right incentives to work hard and get ahead. They are about wasting your taxes.

"I am about those Kiwi values that have always served this country well - hard work and opportunity. The opportunity that comes from rewarding those who want to contribute something back to New Zealand.

"If you want to return to hard-working New Zealand values, lower taxes and less waste, then my message is simple - make your Party Vote National next Saturday," said Dr Brash.


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