Government Finance Statistics: Year ended June 2013
Government Finance Statistics (Central Government): Year
ended June 2013
6 June 2014
In the year ended June
• Central government net operating deficit
reduced to $0.6 billion.
• Total revenue increased 4.4
• Expenses increased 0.8 percent.
borrowing fell to $2.2 billion.
• Net worth totalled
$60.6 billion at 30 June 2013.
• Total assets decreased
• Total liabilities decreased 5.4
For more information about these
statistics: Visit Government Finance Statistics (Central
Government): Year ended June
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On The Last Rites For The TPP
The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality.
To date, the Greens have opposed (a) a wide range of the leaked content of the TPP (b) the secretive way it has been negotiated and (c) the undemocratic way in which any final document would be ratified. Labour has shared some of those concerns, but while remaining generally supportive of the deal itself.
National has, for its part, been very enthusiastic about the TPP, while still giving assurances about Pharmac being protected... For the TPP’s friends and foes alike though, the end now seems nigh. More>>