The amazing economic run we’ve experienced under the Labour-led governments is just down to international forces, so National would have us believe. Of course an economy is influenced by international conditions but it’s not the whole story. Under centre-left governments New Zealand has outperformed other economies, after we fell behind under National in the 1990s.
And our unemployment rate is just one of three that has averaged under 4% for the last five years.
Business tax cuts, export incentives, Kiwisaver, the full employment policy, the Cullen fund, minimum wage rises, the ERA, the Fast Forward Fund – these and many more are policies that have made improved standards of living in New Zealand. Introduced by the Labour-led Governments, opposed by National.