The Government is investing in New Zealand’s economic security by ensuring climate change funding moves away from short-term piecemeal responses and towards smart, long-term investment.
The resilience of the economy has continued to be reflected in the Crown’s accounts, though the full effects of the Omicron outbreak have yet to show up in the books which reinforces the need for balanced financial management.
The Government is continuing to support Air New Zealand as the majority shareholder by committing to participate in the national carrier’s proposal to raise capital and accelerate the recovery for the airline and the New Zealand economy.
The Government’s efforts to support the recovery have been reflected in the solid rebound in GDP today which shows the economy remains resilient as we look to the next stage of the recovery with the opening of our borders and return of tourists.
The Government will cut 25 cents a litre off fuel for three months as part of a cost of living package aimed at giving Kiwi families immediate relief through the current global energy crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine.
New Zealanders have heard the same tired old story from National Party leader Christopher Luxon today that fails to give any new ideas for our future, Grant Robertson said.
The Government is providing additional certainty for businesses struggling with the Omicron outbreak that they will be able to access the new targeted COVID Support Payment (CSP).
The Government is taking steps to ensure forestry conversions by overseas investors are of better benefit to New Zealand.
Bob Buckle and Peter Harris have been reappointed as external members of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), Grant Robertson said.
A new targeted COVID Support Payment will be made available for businesses struggling with revenue during the Omicron outbreak.
Unemployment has fallen to its lowest level on record as the hard work of business and workers along with the Government’s actions to support the economy during the Delta outbreak resulted in more people in work and higher wages.
An income insurance scheme will better protect workers and incomes, increase the availability of skilled workers and help communities and industries during economic shocks and transitions.
The OECD’s 2022 Economic Survey for New Zealand has recognised the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, noting that the country has one of the lowest mortality rates in the world while the economy has proved strong and resilient.