Restoring the Feel-Good Factor

What I’ve been doing……. As promised 4 years ago, I fought against GST when it was considered as part of the Personal Tax and Benefits Review. I also laid a successful amendment that ensured changes made to tax and benefits considered the ability to pay. I have campaigned against unnecessary red tape and ensured, when I was on the Board of Commerce and Employment, that a red tape audit, looking at hurdles placed in the way of businesses, formed part of its Economic Development Framework. I also campaigned successfully against above inflation rises in TRP for businesses. I was a member of the Dairy Review Board that put in place a plan for the long term future of the dairy farming industry and that introduced the Financial Services Ombudsman to protect people when investing their earnings and pensions.]]>

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