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Economic Discussion Document

This week National launched our Discussion Document on the Economic Sector. A strong economy matters and New Zealand should be booming, yet 63 per cent of business leaders think the Government...


Goldsmith Update - August 2019

Only four times recently has the Reserve Bank slashed interest rates half a per cent or more: after 9/11; during the GFC; after the Canterbury earthquakes; and now...


Our bottom line: you

National MPs talk a lot about the economy.  Always have; always will.


Benefit numbers and emergency grants increasing under this Government

At a time when New Zealand should be booming and when the government has significantly increased spending, we are seeing more people reliant on benefits and more families reliant on...


Don't slow us down

The Government and Auckland Council have proposed radical reductions in speed limits, suggesting a large proportion of...


Getting around town

As National’s Transport spokesperson I’ve been experimenting with different modes of transport.  Parliamentary life means frequent trips in and out of the city from my home in Remuera or office...


Goldsmith Update - May 2019

I’m writing from my desk in Parliament as we grind through urgent legislation after the budget.   Well, how does it measure up? Credit where credit’s due.  Most would agree that...


Poor process means Kiwis will be guessing on marijuana referendum

When New Zealanders head to the polls in 2020 they will be asked to vote on one extra question – should marijuana be legalised for personal use.


What should be in the budget

Late May brings falling leaves, some serious rugby and the budget.


Goldsmith Update - April 2019

After 18 months of waiting and a $2 million tax working group, National’s strong opposition to a Capital Gains Tax has forced the Government to back down. This is good...