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Labour Leader to Deliver Scene-Setting Budget Week Speech

David SHEARER

Labour Leader                       

20 May 2012                                                                     

MEDIA ADVISORY

Labour Leader to Deliver Scene-Setting Budget Week Speech
 
Labour Leader David Shearer will kick off the Budget week with a speech to the NZ Manufacturers and Exporters Association in Christchurch tomorrow.
 
His speech will argue that the Budget won't do enough to grow the economy, and New Zealanders are working harder than ever but not getting ahead as a result. 
 
It will set out facts including that under National, we’ve got:
 
·          50,000 New Zealanders going to Australia in the past year
·          50,000 more Kiwis without jobs
·          50,000 more people living on benefits
·         And the worst economic growth record of any government in at least 50 years

Labour is calling for stronger economic leadership to deliver jobs and higher incomes. Tough decisions are needed to help our exporters expand their businesses, educate and up-skill Kiwis, invest in science and innovation and save more for the future.
 
Media are welcome to attend the speech. Embargoed copies will be distributed in advance of the speech.
 
Date: Monday 21 May
 
Time: 4.45pm

Venue: BNZ Russley Centre, Hurunui Room, Level 1, 5 Sir William Pickering Drive, Burnside, Christchurch

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