Report on Taxation Bill
Presentation of report of the Finance and Expenditure
Committee on the Taxation (International Taxation, Life
Insurance, and Remedial Matters) Bill
The the Finance and
Expenditure Committee has today [30 June] presented to the
House its report on Taxation (International Taxation, Life
Insurance, and Remedial Matters) Bill.
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Whenever a political scandal breaks, party leaders have two basic options. They can confess to being in boots and all, and try to brazen it out : nothing to see here, move on. This tended to be the John Key approach. Very hard to pull that off in this case, given that it involved violating the privacy of sick New Zealanders for party political gain.
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