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policy.net.nz allows voters to follow the money …

26 June 2002

The big issues of public policy being debated in this general election involve big amounts of tax money – or do they?

How is a voter to know?

Education, Crime, and Health politics all involve billions of tax dollars, and the choices being offered to voters rarely come costed. But someone has to pay. For many it is ok that it is ‘someone else’ – “the government should pay”.

policy.net.nz has introduced a companion service along with many of the pages of policy comparisons – we have keyed in the numeric facts to many policy pages, tied directly to the 2002 Budget numbers, or the official 2001 Crime statistics. All numbers are sourced from the Treasury website, and the Police website, allowing readers to download the original references.

See www.policy.net.nz/ftn.shtml

This service makes the dense financial underpinning of government readily understandable and accessible to any voter.

www.policy.net.nz summarises over 150 policy issues for all the main NZ political parties, and sets out the candidates standing in every electorate in New Zealand. It also provides a detailed comparison of all party List positions.

The site has no editorial or commentary, and takes no position on any issue.

For more information, contact

David Chaston, Publisher

JDL
PO Box 47-756, Ponsonby
Auckland

Ph: (021) 997-311
Fx: (09) 376-1282
dchaston@policy.net.nz


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