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

 


Young Kiwi Talent Should Be Encouraged - ACT

ACT Broadcasting Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today said National and Labour had fallen into the same old trap of promising to set up 'feel good quangos' to support kiwi musical talent.

"Labour and National have got into another bidding war on this without focusing on the real issues.

"ACT is the only Party that is saying let's stop just throwing money at problems. Let's actually tackle them and get on with real solutions. A fairer way to assist New Zealand businesses and artists is to reduce the barriers to jobs and growth in the economy as a whole.

"The only way to encourage young talent is to reward those in the music industry for their hard work and enterprise with lower taxes. Rather than throwing $200,000 a year at a Music Industry Forum, Government should be getting on with cutting the top tax rate to 20 cents. That would be the greatest boost they could give every industry.

"The other question we must ask is what effect the Government assisted Youth Radio Network will have on jobs in the commercial radio stations that have taken a risk to get into the market and have paid their own way. What about student radio stations like BFM and Radio Active that are self supporting and are doing an excellent job of promoting kiwi music and kiwi talent, how will they cope now that Government has tipped the playing field?

"While National and Labour are trying to out do each other, they may be doing hard working New Zealanders in commercial radio out of jobs," said Muriel Newman.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

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:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news