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There is no surplus

Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, October 14th, 2016 - 125 comments

In Year Eight of this National government, the idea of a budget surplus is a joke. They’ve promised it for nearly a decade. They’ve fiddled the books. The truth is, there is no surplus.

National party to be banned from future budget lockups

Written By: - Date published: 9:55 am, May 31st, 2016 - 6 comments

After a significant security leak National will be forced to ban itself from future budget lockups.

Budget 2016 – F for Fail

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, May 27th, 2016 - 31 comments

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— Deborah Russell

John Key used to be ambitious about dealing with poverty in New Zealand

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, May 27th, 2016 - 23 comments

  1. A read of John Key’s state of the nation speech from 2007 suggests that he was really ambitious to do something for the poor in New Zealand.  And something weird is happening to his speeches on his website.  They are disappearing.

The Mother Budget

Written By: - Date published: 6:21 pm, May 26th, 2016 - 86 comments

There are budgets and there are budgets. And for all the presence or absence of bright ideas, there’s a budget that threatens to subsume all others…

Pre-budget reading

Written By: - Date published: 9:52 am, May 26th, 2016 - 20 comments

Budget day! Here’s a little light reading to get us started. Write your own line for the budget!

Budget choices – ignoring domestic violence refuges

Written By: - Date published: 7:12 am, May 25th, 2016 - 7 comments

Green Party MP Jan Logie: “The Government has made it clear that more funding for refuges will not be in this week’s Budget.”

Grant Robertson’s pre-budget speech

Written By: - Date published: 11:08 am, May 23rd, 2016 - 31 comments

Grant Robertson has just delivered his pre-budget speech. One takeaway message: “Labour’s finance spokesman Grant Robertson says Labour will set out a tax package before the 2017 election to set out how it will raise revenue to address issues in education, health and housing”.

Budget 2016 – the real deal

Written By: - Date published: 3:42 pm, May 22nd, 2016 - 11 comments

Each budget day the CTU produces an analysis based on what it means for working New Zealanders.

You can register for your copy here.

Andrew Little’s pre-budget speech

Written By: - Date published: 2:45 pm, May 22nd, 2016 - 169 comments

“If there is one thing I am clear on it is this: the next Labour government will not tolerate poverty in New Zealand in the 21st century.”

Vernon Small on Key’s fiscal Tardis

Written By: - Date published: 10:22 am, May 19th, 2016 - 21 comments

Small: “Only this week Prime Minister John Key managed to spend one, save it and outline a plan to give it back to taxpayers all at the same time.”

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