Low-key release sends mixed signals on video game support

Low-key release sends mixed signals on video game support
NZ video game firms are calling for tax relief to match a generous offering from Australia. (Image: Dileepa Fonseka/Businessdesk)
Dileepa Fonseka
On Monday, the government quietly announced it was scoping out financial support for the gaming sector, or did it?A former deputy chief economic advisor at Treasury said the quiet release of the government’s Digital Industry Transformation plan(ITP) showed support for the video game sector is unlikely to be in the budget, and the sector is not holding its breath either.The official digital technologies ITP was published on Monday without so much as a press release. The plan highlighted the digital videogame sector as one of two key s...

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