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Lighting the regulations bonfire

March 09, 2020 Share

Every day in Parliament someone discovers a new problem that can be fixed by a new regulation.  Often it can seem like a good idea – something to improve the quality of rental properties, something to reduce accidents, or to allow a voice to be heard on a particular topic.

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Dealing with the unexpected

February 28, 2020 Share

At Christmas no one would have expected the coronavirus outbreak that is currently creating such disruption around the world.

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Goldsmith Update - February 2020

February 14, 2020 Share

The election year kicked off in Parliament this week with familiar themes: the government in trouble, especially New Zealand First; lots of big promises from Jacinda Ardern met with widespread scepticism regarding her ability to deliver; and the National party remains focused on putting more money in your pocket, building the roads to get us moving and providing security for you and your family.

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Let’s get the city moving

February 04, 2020 Share

As we kick into election year, I’m optimistic.  Not just for my party’s prospects, but also for our country’s long-term prospects.  Sure, there are many causes for alarm out there: at the time of writing it’s hard to know how economically significant the coronavirus outbreak will be.  Trade wars, droughts, international tensions may create problems. 

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Nine years of progress on welfare being undone

January 24, 2020 Share

After years of improvement under National, benefit numbers are now back to heights last seen during the Global Financial Crisis.

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