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Labour clears the deck for new policies

Labour clears the deck for new policies

Labour Leader David Cunliffe is today announcing Labour will drop two tax-related policies which featured in the last election campaign to create fresh opportunities for all New Zealanders.

“As leader I have been reassessing how to give Kiwis the best bang for their hard-earned bucks.

“We will be removing the previously proposed $5000 tax-free zone and the GST exemption on fresh fruit and vegetables.

“This decision frees up around $1.5 billion per annum.

“While these were worthwhile policies, we believe there are better ways to help struggling Kiwi families.

“Labour has a range of game-changing plans that will help New Zealanders who are being squeezed by the National Government’s lopsided and unfair policies.

“I will be outlining Labour’s vision for a better, fairer, more innovative New Zealand in my State of the Nation address on Monday.

“This will include new policy that will help create opportunities for Kiwi families.”


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