Economy

ELECTION 2020: Be credible on spending - Greens

Paul McBeth
Tue, 15 Sep 2020

Paul McBeth
Tue, 15 Sep 2020
Green co-leader James Shaw wants to see credible fiscal plans from his rivals given a shrinking tax take will make it harder to fund major infrastructure programmes and fast debt repayment. The finance spokespeople of the major Labour and National parties stuck to their respective scripts at the latest Deloitte-Chapman Tripp-BusinessNZ election conference series. Incumbent finance minister Grant Robertson reiterated the government’s health response was the best economic response, without adding much ahead of Wednesday’s unveiling of the p...

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