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NZ faces rising living costs and higher unemployment at a time a large number of people already require government support
21st Apr 22, 5:17pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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NZ faces rising living costs and higher unemployment at a time a large number of people already require government support
Jenée Tibshraeny struggles to identify quick fixes to soothe the pain of inflation and the necessary tightening of financial conditions
13th Feb 22, 6:00am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Jenée Tibshraeny struggles to identify quick fixes to soothe the pain of inflation and the necessary tightening of financial conditions
The Treasury warns the Government needs to start looking at the tax, health and superannuation systems, as an ageing population is set to send the country's debt too far north
5th Jul 21, 7:08pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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The Treasury warns the Government needs to start looking at the tax, health and superannuation systems, as an ageing population is set to send the country's debt too far north
Secretary to The Treasury Caralee McLiesh sees room for government spending to do more to support the economy in this structurally low interest rate environment
23rd Jun 21, 6:37pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Secretary to The Treasury Caralee McLiesh sees room for government spending to do more to support the economy in this structurally low interest rate environment
Jenée Tibshraeny argues this is the opportune time to raise benefits, with homeowners happy, business confidence high and the pre-election battle for 'middle NZ' still a wee way off
23rd May 21, 6:01am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Jenée Tibshraeny argues this is the opportune time to raise benefits, with homeowners happy, business confidence high and the pre-election battle for 'middle NZ' still a wee way off
Budget 2021/22 - Summary of all spending plans
21st May 21, 2:12pm
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Budget 2021/22 - Summary of all spending plans
Grant Robertson delivers a 'peak Labour Party' Budget, committing to spending more than expected, including on benefit increases
20th May 21, 2:00pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Grant Robertson delivers a 'peak Labour Party' Budget, committing to spending more than expected, including on benefit increases
Grant Robertson goes into Budget 2021 with options. The questions are: Will he boost benefits and how much more infrastructure investment can the economy deliver on?
19th May 21, 7:20pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Grant Robertson goes into Budget 2021 with options. The questions are: Will he boost benefits and how much more infrastructure investment can the economy deliver on?
Green Party suggests the Govt gives the RBNZ tools to further restrict bank lending to property investors, and forces it to use these tools if it doesn't on its accord
17th Mar 21, 1:19pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Green Party suggests the Govt gives the RBNZ tools to further restrict bank lending to property investors, and forces it to use these tools if it doesn't on its accord
Jenée Tibshraeny considers what would happen if house prices fell by nearly 20% - to where they were one year ago
23rd Dec 20, 9:00am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Jenée Tibshraeny considers what would happen if house prices fell by nearly 20% - to where they were one year ago
Treasury to Robertson: Spend more temporarily to boost the economy, make 'crucial' policy changes to improve living standards, consider tax hikes in the future
15th Dec 20, 11:53am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Treasury to Robertson: Spend more temporarily to boost the economy, make 'crucial' policy changes to improve living standards, consider tax hikes in the future
Jenée Tibshraeny looks at why it's time for the Government to get its head out of the sand and address the distributional impacts of printing up to $128 billion
20th Nov 20, 9:11am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Jenée Tibshraeny looks at why it's time for the Government to get its head out of the sand and address the distributional impacts of printing up to $128 billion
Grant Robertson on why now is the time for 'balance' not 'transformation', the importance of confidence in prompting business investment, minimum wage hikes and more
3rd Oct 20, 9:07am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Grant Robertson on why now is the time for 'balance' not 'transformation', the importance of confidence in prompting business investment, minimum wage hikes and more
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
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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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
There are 77k more people receiving jobless benefits now than in March, with a minority of Covid Income Relief Payment recipients finding a job before the 12-week payment runs out
4th Sep 20, 3:00pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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There are 77k more people receiving jobless benefits now than in March, with a minority of Covid Income Relief Payment recipients finding a job before the 12-week payment runs out
National commits to giving all mothers a $3000 entitlement to use on health or social services and allowing parents to take paid parental leave at the same time
3rd Sep 20, 2:26pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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National commits to giving all mothers a $3000 entitlement to use on health or social services and allowing parents to take paid parental leave at the same time
Jenée Tibshraeny argues in a changing world the Government needs to balance out the RBNZ's quantitative easing with a bottom-up approach to ensure the most needy don’t miss out
3rd Sep 20, 10:08am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Jenée Tibshraeny argues in a changing world the Government needs to balance out the RBNZ's quantitative easing with a bottom-up approach to ensure the most needy don’t miss out
Shamubeel Eaqub assesses the economic picture in the context of Covid-19 and the looming election and encourages voters to engage with their local candidates
2nd Sep 20, 7:49am
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Shamubeel Eaqub assesses the economic picture in the context of Covid-19 and the looming election and encourages voters to engage with their local candidates
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
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Could Labour's first major policy announcement be a permanent unemployment insurance scheme similar to that advocated for by ACT?
Tens of thousands of people are forgoing decent amounts of money by being on Jobseeker Support when they could get the Covid-19 Income Relief Payment
22nd Jul 20, 3:03pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Tens of thousands of people are forgoing decent amounts of money by being on Jobseeker Support when they could get the Covid-19 Income Relief Payment
Labour and National to support first reading of NZ First bill to increase the NZ Super residency requirement from 10 to 20 years 
30th Jun 20, 6:44pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Labour and National to support first reading of NZ First bill to increase the NZ Super residency requirement from 10 to 20 years 
Green Party's wealth tax sees Jacinda Ardern distance herself from the policy and National lump Labour in with the Greens
29th Jun 20, 7:21pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Green Party's wealth tax sees Jacinda Ardern distance herself from the policy and National lump Labour in with the Greens
Greens propose introducing universal payment of at least $325/week for those who don't work full-time, a wealth tax, two new top income tax brackets and ACC reform
28th Jun 20, 1:47pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Greens propose introducing universal payment of at least $325/week for those who don't work full-time, a wealth tax, two new top income tax brackets and ACC reform
People who lose their jobs could be eligible for a $250-$490 a week payment for 12 weeks under a new COVID-19 relief scheme
25th May 20, 10:35am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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People who lose their jobs could be eligible for a $250-$490 a week payment for 12 weeks under a new COVID-19 relief scheme
Few new people went on Jobseeker Support last week compared to previous weeks; The number has still increased by 30% or 43,426 people from two months ago
22nd May 20, 1:09pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Few new people went on Jobseeker Support last week compared to previous weeks; The number has still increased by 30% or 43,426 people from two months ago