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Official papers support many of National's policie

Don Brash MP National Party Leader

16 November 2005

Official papers support many of National's policies

National Party Leader Don Brash says official ministerial briefing papers released today confirm how misleading Labour was about the effect of National's election policies on the economy.

"Labour argued tax cuts would not improve growth. They were wrong. Treasury says lower tax rates and 'reform of the tax system could better support economic growth'.

"Labour said changes to the RMA were in hand, Treasury says they are not. National wanted changes to transport and roading policy, Labour refused.

"National said there was a productivity collapse in the public sector, particularly in health. Treasury confirms this.

"Treasury has laid bare for all to see the blatant deception of the Labour re-election campaign.

"More importantly, Treasury is telling the Labour-led Government it must mend its profligate ways and improve the poor productivity in the public sector.

"Unfortunately for the Kiwi taxpayer, ideology prevents Helen Clark from accepting this advice," says Dr Brash.


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