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BusinessNZ

Lobbying forms a key part of our role in representing New Zealand business. Through BusinessNZ’s regional organisations, we can lobby local and central government as a collective voice and champion policies that allow New Zealand businesses like you to succeed.

Catherine Beard is ExportNZ ’s national spokesperson.


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    Tax Working Group Report

    Date Added: 14 Jun 2010

    BusinessNZ provides views on each of the recommendations made by the Tax Working Group (TWG) in their final report to the Government in order to assist in making the final decisions that will need to be made in the 2010 Budget.

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    Emissions Trading Scheme cost recovery

    Date Added: 14 Jun 2010

    BusinessNZ welcomes the release of the Ministry for Economic Development’s consultation paper entitled ‘Proposals for Cost Recovery: Emissions Rulings Service’, dated December 2009.

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    Letter to PM regarding options for emissions trading scheme

    Date Added: 14 Jun 2010

    Concerns presented to the Prime Minister regarding the apparently widening disconnect between the international environment and the implementation of an all gases all sectors emissions trading scheme in New Zealand.

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    Mobile termination access services

    Date Added: 14 Jun 2010

    BusinessNZ response to the Commerce Commission’s draft reconsideration report on whether mobile termination access services should become designated or specified services.

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    Maximising our mineral potential

    Date Added: 14 Jun 2010

    BusinessNZ submits that not only does the mining industry make a useful contribution today, but that it has the potential to make a significant contribution to economic development in the future.

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    Review of the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004

    Date Added: 14 Jun 2010

    BusinessNZ considers a number of issues need to be addressed before any decision is now made on what, for the future, will be the most appropriate action to take in respect to the foreshore and seabed.

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    Retirement Income Policy review

    Date Added: 14 Jun 2010

    The Retirement Commission has raised particular issues relating to retirement income policies for this review. BusinessNZ wishes to pick up on some of these, as well as other issues we believe need addressing by the Commission.

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    Electricity Industry Bill

    Date Added: 14 Jun 2010

    BusinessNZ believes that many of the changes proposed in the Electricity Industry Bill, before the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee, will contribute to the delivery of a more secure, competitive electricity market and we largely support them.

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    Emissions Trading Scheme allocations regime

    Date Added: 14 Jun 2010

    BusinessNZ welcomes the release of the Ministry for the Environment’s consultation paper entitled ‘Development of Industrial Allocation Regulations under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme’, dated December 2009.

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    An income splitting tax credit for families with children

    Date Added: 14 Jun 2010

    BusinessNZ did not support income splitting when it was first raised in 2008 and we continue to take that position. Therefore, we still believe there are better opportunities for Government to offer financial relief for families where warranted.

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