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

 


Save Our Economy by Urgently Updating Reserve Bank Act

Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First Leader
28 April 2014

Save Our Economy by Urgently Updating Reserve Bank Act

New Zealand First is calling on the Government to urgently support New Zealand First’s changes to the Reserve Bank Act to save manufacturers and exporters from the dire consequences of an overvalued dollar, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.

“There is no time to linger on this, many of our exporters are barely hanging on by the skin of their teeth and Kiwis with mortgages are facing rising interest rates.

“New Zealand First calls on the Government to support an update to the Act which was written for an earlier era.

“Everyone, including the International Monetary Fund, is warning that the chronically overvalued dollar is eroding our economic base.

“Unfortunately, the commodities (logs and milk) boom to one market – China – is disguising the damage that is happening, but the true picture is that New Zealand is becoming more vulnerable as each day passes.

“New Zealand First wants an overhaul of the primary function of the Act which will be a win for all New Zealanders. Our two previous Bills were both defeated by only one vote, in 2012 and 2013, but as the dollar heads to US90 cents the Government must surely come to its senses and support the changes.

“Currently the Act is too focused on inflation, New Zealand First’s Bill advocates giving the Reserve Bank a mandate to pursue a balanced economic agenda to promote growth, employment and exports,” says Mr Peters.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

InternetNZ On Snowden Docs: Mass Collection Of Pacific Data Affects Kiwi Holidaymakers

The allegation that New Zealand has conducted mass data harvesting on its Pacific Island neighbours raises concerns about New Zealanders’ communications being collected, says InternetNZ.

“If the allegations are correct, then New Zealand would be mining data about everyone in the Pacific Islands named in the allegations. That’s everyone. Not just individuals who attract specific surveillance warrants, but everyone. This means local residents to visiting Kiwi tourists could be having their data collected." More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Teina Pora Wins Appeal: Gordon Campbell On The Privy Council Decision

The quashing of the convictions of Teina Pora for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett in 1992 has shone a spotlight once again on a major gap in the New Zealand justice system... More>>

ALSO:

Urgent Bill Planned: MP Pay Rises To Match Public Service

Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider public sector, which will be passed under urgency. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: MP Pay Rises, Solid Energy, Iraq

Prime Minister John Key answered questions in his Post-Cabinet press conference about the Iraq deployment, Solid Energy and National’s decision to overhaul the Remuneration Authority Act. More>>

ALSO:

Worksafe: MSD Charged Over Work And Income Ashburton Shooting

WorkSafe NZ has laid one charge against the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) in relation to the shooting at the MSD Ashburton office on 1 September 2014 in which two Work and Income staff were killed and another was injured. More>>

ALSO:

Iraq: Ex-Hostage Says Government Not Putting NZers, Iraqis First

Harmeet Singh Sooden is travelling to Iraq in the coming weeks to work with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) on a short-term assignment. More>>

ALSO:

Joint Statement: Australia-New Zealand Leaders’ Meeting

Prime Minister Key warmly welcomed Prime Minister Abbott and Mrs Abbott to New Zealand. The visit has enabled wide-ranging and substantive discussion that has underlined the strength, value, diversity and warmth of our trans-Tasman relationship. More>>

ALSO:

Press Conference: Peters To Stand In Northland By-Election

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has announced his intention to stand in the Northland by-election, citing his own links to the electorate and ongoing neglect of the region by central government. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news