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Budget Speech 2017

Speech – New Zealand Government

I move that the Appropriation (2017/18 Estimates) Bill be now read a second time. Read more »

Social Investment approach is about punishment

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Social Investment is about punishing the poor and reducing spending, not investing in social services and improving social outcomes. Read more »

Accommodation Supplement increase is a con job

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Increases in the Accommodation Supplement (AS) means an equal deduction from Temporary Additional Support (TAS). Read more »

Budget a Step in Recognising Some Kiwis Are Missing Out

Press Release – Salvation Army

The Government appears to be listening to the growing voice of social need is The Salvation Army assessment of the Governments 2017 Budget. Read more »

Budget 2017 – “More responsible than a pure lolly scramble.”

Press Release – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Unsurprisingly for an election year, todays Budget has something for everyone, says Peter Vial, New Zealand Country Head of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Read more »

The Budget; a missed opportunity to make NZ more equal

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Todays Budget, the ninth this Government has prepared does not make our country a more equal society. Read more »

Budget report card 7/10

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

The recently announced Budget 2017 scores a 7/10 from Property Council, in recognition of improvements to both housing and infrastructure investment. Read more »

Ngāi Tahu Property doubles size of the Kerepeti development

Press Release – Ngai Tahu Property

Ngi Tahu Property has entered into a development agreement for one of the last undeveloped sites in Hobsonville Point. Read more »

$205m boost for social housing

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 will provide $185 million of new operating over the next four years and $20 million of capital for housing support for New Zealanders in need, in addition to the Accommodation Supplement changes contained within the Family Incomes Package, … Read more »

EQC levy increase to prepare for future disasters

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Earthquake Commission (EQC) levies will increase from 1 November to help rebuild its Natural Disaster Fund (NDF), which has been depleted following the Christchurch and Kaikura earthquakes. Read more »

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