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Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

Mr Speaker, this bill is part of a budget package that reminded me of a scene from the movie “Mad Max Fury Road”.

 

 

 

E te Māngai o te Whare, tēnā koe.

Ki a koutou, huri noa i te Whare, ngā mihi o te wā ki a koutou katoa.

 

Mr Speaker,

The big headline in today’s Budget is a $2 billion Family Incomes Package.

After nine years of increasing hardship for low-income families, now, in an election year, National makes yet another headline-grabbing announcement to make it look like they’re doing something about it.

And it sounds great.

But a quick glance at today’s announcement suggests the following:

The government’s legislation to respond to the scandal over foreign trusts, as revealed in the Panama papers, was agreed yesterday. This is, as we have come to expect, too little and too late.