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

 


Key Notes: Budget 2014 - Managing a growing economy

Key Notes: Budget 2014 - Managing a growing economy

Budget 2014 - Managing a growing economy

Today Bill English will deliver National's sixth Budget.

Over the past five Budgets, National has steered New Zealand through natural disasters, Labour's domestic recession, and the effects of the global financial crisis. And we've done that while responsibly managing the Government's finances.

We're in an enviable position compared with many other countries. New Zealand is on track to surplus, our economy is growing, New Zealanders are enjoying the better public services they deserve, and we're making real progress on the Christchurch rebuild.

Now we face a new challenge, to turn the gains of the past five years into long-term prosperity for New Zealand families.

Budget 2014 will be about managing a growing economy.

Though we are still in a tight fiscal position, National is prepared to invest more money in priority areas where we can make a real difference. But we need to do that without making the mistakes of the previous Government, when spending got out of control, interest rates went sky-high, and New Zealand went into domestic recession as a result.

From 2.00pm, you will be able to keep up with all Budget 2014 announcements here.

Bill English will also email you with some of this year's Budget highlights.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news