Parliament

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

 

Alliance Alternate Budget Highlights Extreme Left

10 November 1999

MEDIA RELEASE

ALLIANCE ALTERNATIVE BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS EXTREME LEFT POLICIES THAT WOULD RESULT FROM A VOTE FOR LABOUR

The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today said that the Alliance’s alternative budget shows the sort of extremist policies that would be the result of a vote for Labour.

“And the fact that the Labour Party are distancing themselves from the Alliance’s policies, as well as failing to include them in their own costings, highlights the lengths they will go to distance themselves from the extremist policies of the far left.

“But the public will not be fooled. They know that a vote for Labour is a vote for the extremist Alliance policies that are so unclearly focused and would see an additional $6.5 billion spent over the next 3 years stimulating import demand, increasing inflation while their urban biased tax policies are likely to penalise farmers and exporters.

“New Zealand First is the only party, because we are free of any partners with extremist policies, that can ensure there is a return to moderation and common sense policies in New Zealand Politics,” said Mr Peters.

ENDS



© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

SCOOP COVERAGE: CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERROR ATTACK


Remembrance: Anzac After Christchurch

A community group is creating The Sound of Peace, a crowdsourced soundscape that captures messages of peace from New Zealanders in their own voices and languages...

The Anzac Eve event, The Art of Remembrance with Kristin Darragh, is a concert and memorial service in the grounds of the historic St David’s Memorial Church in Uptown Auckland.

‘As we remember the lives lost in World War One, we remember the horrors of all wars, and the potential to reach out across the divides now to expand understanding and a sense of our shared humanity.’ More>>

 

NZ And France To Seek To End Use Of Social Media For Terrorism

New Zealand and France announced today that the two nations will bring together countries and tech companies in an attempt to bring to an end the ability to use social media to organise and promote terrorism and violent extremism, in the wake of the March 15 terrorist attacks in Christchurch New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Christchurch Attacks: Families Offered Option To Stay Permanently

Immigration New Zealand has created a special visa category for those directly impacted by the shootings at Al Noor Mosque and Linwood mosque, as well as their families. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: Consent Granted For Queens Wharf Cruise Ship Upgrade

In its decision, released this afternoon, Auckland Council says that although the upgrade will have a "range of adverse effects on the environment, both during construction and operation", these can be managed to an "acceptable" level. More>>

ALSO:

Welfare: Access To Hardship Grants Hits Record High

Figures from the Ministry of Social Development for the March 2019 Quarter showed that hardship assistance grants increased by $48 million in the past year... They also showed the emergency housing grants went from $6.6m to $23m, and there were 70,000 extra requests for assistance for food. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Scrapping The Capital Gains Tax

As PM Jacinda Arden said yesterday, there was no point in Labour bringing a proposal into the House that it didn’t have the votes to get passed. Looking back, maybe she always felt this outcome to be inevitable... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels