Days to the General Election: 22
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Grant Robertson

25th Sep 20, 4:00pm
Air NZ starts drawing down on $900 million Crown loan; Plans to complete capital raise by June
Air NZ starts drawing down on $900 million Crown loan; Plans to complete capital raise by June
25th Sep 20, 4:00pm
25th Sep 20, 1:13pm
Robertson talks up, but doesn't officially campaign on, social insurance; Says it's unlikely to be 'fully implemented' in next term of government should Labour be re-elected
Robertson talks up, but doesn't officially campaign on, social insurance; Says it's unlikely to be 'fully implemented' in next term of government should Labour be re-elected
25th Sep 20, 1:13pm
21st Sep 20, 10:32am
Brian Fallow suggests cutting the GST rate would have a more stimulatory impact on the economy than the National Party's proposed tax cuts
Brian Fallow suggests cutting the GST rate would have a more stimulatory impact on the economy than the National Party's proposed tax cuts
21st Sep 20, 10:32am
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17th Sep 20, 9:24pm
The two major political parties take similar big picture views around how to grow the economy, what to do about inflated house prices, debt and Reserve Bank QE
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The two major political parties take similar big picture views around how to grow the economy, what to do about inflated house prices, debt and Reserve Bank QE
17th Sep 20, 9:24pm
16th Sep 20, 1:00pm
Treasury's pre-election economic update: Rosier than expected short-term, more economic 'scarring' to set in medium-term; Housing market the bright spot
Treasury's pre-election economic update: Rosier than expected short-term, more economic 'scarring' to set in medium-term; Housing market the bright spot
16th Sep 20, 1:00pm
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10th Sep 20, 1:31pm
Jenée Tibshraeny provides a reminder of how deep the economy's reliance on the property market goes as we ponder Labour's caution on tax
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Jenée Tibshraeny provides a reminder of how deep the economy's reliance on the property market goes as we ponder Labour's caution on tax
10th Sep 20, 1:31pm
10th Sep 20, 10:22am
Brian Fallow argues nothing about Labour's tax policy indicates a willingness to deliver a tax system to tackle the triple challenge of the debt legacy of the pandemic, stunted productivity and shameful levels of child poverty
Brian Fallow argues nothing about Labour's tax policy indicates a willingness to deliver a tax system to tackle the triple challenge of the debt legacy of the pandemic, stunted productivity and shameful levels of child poverty
10th Sep 20, 10:22am
9th Sep 20, 4:08pm
Labour pledges 'regulation of the price' as it eyes introduction of merchant service fee regulation in New Zealand, should it be returned to government in the October 17 election
Labour pledges 'regulation of the price' as it eyes introduction of merchant service fee regulation in New Zealand, should it be returned to government in the October 17 election
9th Sep 20, 4:08pm
9th Sep 20, 3:10pm
Labour campaigns on introducing new top income tax rate of 39% for income over $180k; Rules out introducing new taxes or making further increases in the next term of government
Labour campaigns on introducing new top income tax rate of 39% for income over $180k; Rules out introducing new taxes or making further increases in the next term of government
9th Sep 20, 3:10pm
8th Sep 20, 12:00pm
Labour promises to extend Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme by three years, extend the interest-free period on loans to two years, and explore more permanent ways the govt can provide SMEs with finance
Labour promises to extend Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme by three years, extend the interest-free period on loans to two years, and explore more permanent ways the govt can provide SMEs with finance
8th Sep 20, 12:00pm
5th Sep 20, 9:16am
Both major parties make pitches as responsible economic managers - Robertson stresses 'consistency, continuity and balance', Collins shuns MMT and wealth taxes
Both major parties make pitches as responsible economic managers - Robertson stresses 'consistency, continuity and balance', Collins shuns MMT and wealth taxes
5th Sep 20, 9:16am
31st Aug 20, 12:49pm
Govt accepts Public Inquiry recommendation to consider increasing the EQC cap so more risk falls with the state insurer rather than private insurers in the event of a disaster
Govt accepts Public Inquiry recommendation to consider increasing the EQC cap so more risk falls with the state insurer rather than private insurers in the event of a disaster
31st Aug 20, 12:49pm
27th Aug 20, 8:09pm
Goldsmith pleased about getting Robertson to rule out writing off Government debt; RBNZ confirms it doesn't expect debt to be written off
Goldsmith pleased about getting Robertson to rule out writing off Government debt; RBNZ confirms it doesn't expect debt to be written off
27th Aug 20, 8:09pm
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20th Aug 20, 4:21pm
Robertson increases cap on Business Finance Guarantee Scheme 10-fold, extends terms of loans and enables businesses to use loans for capital investment and re-financing
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Robertson increases cap on Business Finance Guarantee Scheme 10-fold, extends terms of loans and enables businesses to use loans for capital investment and re-financing
20th Aug 20, 4:21pm
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17th Aug 20, 3:02pm
Robertson: Businesses need to have suffered 40% revenue drop to qualify for new wage subsidy; Leave Support scheme simplified; New PREFU date set
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Robertson: Businesses need to have suffered 40% revenue drop to qualify for new wage subsidy; Leave Support scheme simplified; New PREFU date set
17th Aug 20, 3:02pm
11th Aug 20, 5:00am
Economists flag potential for quantitative easing to reach its limit if government spending and debt issuance end up being lower than forecast
Economists flag potential for quantitative easing to reach its limit if government spending and debt issuance end up being lower than forecast
11th Aug 20, 5:00am
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8th Aug 20, 1:53pm
Labour launches campaign with $311m commitment to expand subsidy paid to businesses that employ people at risk of long-term unemployment
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Labour launches campaign with $311m commitment to expand subsidy paid to businesses that employ people at risk of long-term unemployment
8th Aug 20, 1:53pm
6th Aug 20, 11:40am
David Hargreaves says the next Government needs to give a much bigger priority to ensuring we have the best statistical information possible
David Hargreaves says the next Government needs to give a much bigger priority to ensuring we have the best statistical information possible
6th Aug 20, 11:40am
6th Aug 20, 9:23am
Grant Robertson remains committed to reducing government debt long-term, saying Modern Monetary Theory isn't an approach he's looking to adopt
Grant Robertson remains committed to reducing government debt long-term, saying Modern Monetary Theory isn't an approach he's looking to adopt
6th Aug 20, 9:23am
4th Aug 20, 3:50pm
Could Labour's first major policy announcement be a permanent unemployment insurance scheme similar to that advocated for by ACT?
Could Labour's first major policy announcement be a permanent unemployment insurance scheme similar to that advocated for by ACT?
4th Aug 20, 3:50pm
Days to the General Election: 22
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