Election 2014 - Party Policies - Economic Development

Election 2014 - Party Policies - Economic Development

Economic Development

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  • The Green Party will develop a modified set of national accounts which measures positives such as voluntary work and unpaid childcare and deducts negatives such as crime, pollution and waste. A set of natural resource accounts that will measure the degradation or restoration of resources such as forests, clean water and energy reserves.
  • Introduce ethical investment guidelines for all Government investment funds and invest in leading edge science and technology.
  • Invest in better urban planning, making cities more liveable with enough.
  • Public housing, integrated with better public transport to reduce fuel use.
  • Support NZ businesses by committing to Government procurement of local goods and services wherever we can. (more here)

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  • The Maori Party will support Iwi investments in geothermal and water power plants.
  • Produce a Māori Economic Strategy to address the drivers that underpin investment in iwi/Māori.
  • Grow iwi/Māori participation in the economy by looking at Māori Investment Capital Funds/ Māori Bank, Māori Trademark and Intellectual property protection, Māori representation on NZ Trade and Enterprise etc
  • Initiate Government joint ventures with industry to buy deep sea fish processors and boats to avoid bringing in foreign contractors and achieve at least 5000 local jobs.
  • We will encourage businesses to set up public/private partnerships where small/rural communities could benefit from industry; the businesses could receive tax incentives for creating jobs in low income/high unemployment areas. (more here)

  • Build on policies that are forecast to support 150,000 new jobs by mid-2018, and lift the average wage to around $62,000 by 2018.
  • Continue and update our Business Growth Agenda.
  • Reduce costs on businesses, including further reducing ACC levies.
  • Manage economic risks from the housing market.
  • Process the Better Public Services programme. (more here)

   

  • Introduce a government procurement policy that gives preference for New Zealand firms.
  • Reform the Reserve Bank Act to reflect that New Zealand has an export-dependent economy and create a sensible exchange rate regime that serves New Zealand’s economic interests.
  • Reverse the loss of New Zealand’s strategic land and assets to foreign ownership.
  • Give priority to New Zealand industries and communities in setting any programme on tariffs. Future tariff removal will be consistent with the policies and progress of our trading partners.
  • Continue to advocate a comprehensive compulsory savings plan. (more here)

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