Parliament

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

 

Nats should commit to promoting business and jobs

National should commit to promoting business and jobs

National needs to add to its growing list of dramatic policy U-turns and institute a full reversal of its anti-economic development position, says Progressive MP Matt Robson.

"National and ACT use every opportunity to attack investors in New Zealand, to attack businesses and to frighten our regional economies with the threat that a National-led government would dismantle this government's One Stop Shop for Business, NZ Trade & Enterprise.

"It is tragic and it is wrong. National's anti-New Zealand stance in Parliament today, begrudging the work of NZTE for successfully attracting vital investment in New Zealand-based high technology exporter, Navman, is plainly incoherent.

National's acting leader, Gerry Brownlee, today condemned NZTE's Investment New Zealand for successfully attracting new investment in Auckland-based high technology marine company, Navman.

"The reality is that it took Navman 18 years to grow sales to $100 million. Thanks to the Brunswick connection facilitated by Investment New Zealand's work, Navman now has the potential to increase sales to one billion dollars over the next five years.

"The deal has significantly increased Navman's access to global markets, research and development. Since the investment, Navman has created scores of new very well paid jobs and will continue to contribute even more to our economic growth. Supporting key, high value industries is the best way we can help lift the living standards of all New Zealanders.

"It is a tribute to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and it is sad that Mr. Brownlee can't get his mind around how the modern world works, but it would be a disgrace for the National Party not to reverse its mistaken policy – just as it has reversed its other historic policies on Four Weeks Annual Leave and the National Superannuation Fund," Matt Robson said.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On The Elusive Charms Of Christopher Luxon


Well, the first 36 hours of viewing the Christopher Luxon selfie were always going to be the best, before the repetitions set in. We get it, already. He’s an extroverted/big ego/high achieving/God fearing/country music lovin’/family man who is not at all averse to mansplaining to little ladies like RNZ’s Kathryn Ryan what “technical” words like “productivity” actually mean. But wait, there’s more. National is back! Mind you, that’s not the Bad National of recent experience, but the Good National of days gone by... More>>




 
 

Luxon: A New National For New Zealand
National Party Leader Christopher Luxon has today announced a new National for New Zealand – a fresh, energised alternative government ready to deliver for Kiwis in 2023... More>>


Cancer Society: Hopes Final Pharmac Report Is Stronger

Today the delayed Interim Report was released by the Pharmac Review Panel. The performance of Pharmac and access to cancer drugs is a major concern for the Cancer Society... More>>


Defence: New Zealand Response To Assist Peace And Stability In Solomon Islands
The New Zealand government has announced that it will deploy Defence Force and Police personnel to Honiara to help restore peace and stability. “New Zealand is committed to its responsibilities and playing its part in upholding regional security,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.... More>>


CPAG: Child Poverty Monitor 2021 Highlights Persistent Inequities In Rates Of Child Poverty
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the release of the Child Poverty Monitor today, which shows that prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, poverty reduction targets were largely on track for Pākehā children, however significant inequities remained for tamariki Māori, Pacific and disabled children... More>>


National Party: Bridges Appointed Finance & Infrastructure Spokesperson

Hon Simon Bridges is the National Party’s new Finance and Infrastructure spokesperson, National Leader Christopher Luxon announced today. “Simon has prodigious skills, incredible talent and the intellectual heft needed to excel as National’s Finance spokesperson,” Mr Luxon says.... More>>

Waitangi National Trust: Waitangi Week
The Waitangi National Trust has decided there will be no in-person events at Waitangi Treaty Grounds during Waitangi Week 2022. Under the COVID-19 Protection Framework it would be practically impossible to safely proceed with the usual events of Waitangi commemorations... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels