Budget day

The national Government’s ninth and Steven Joyce’s first budget will be delivered this afternoon.

Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Finance

The Minister of Finance will deliver the Budget Speech – the Statement introducing the Appropriation (2017/18 Estimates) Bill in the House of Representatives – at approximately 2pm on Budget Day, Thursday, 25 May 2017.

Release of Budget Material

Budget material will be released here at 2pm on Budget Day.

My prediction – the Government will claim it is a ‘just right’ Goldilocks budget, while opposition parties will claim it is a three bears budget – too hot, too cold, too lumpy and too smooth.

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  1. Blazer

     /  May 25, 2017

    as an undecided voter this budget,could be the decider…for me.

    • It could be a significant factor in what I decide too.

    • PDB

       /  May 25, 2017

      Whether to vote ‘far left’ or ‘far far left’ an issue for you Blazer?

    • Corky

       /  May 25, 2017

      Welcome aboard, Blazer. Your pockets will be filled with Tory largesse. Throw that mince and stock up with Porterhouse Steak.largesse

    • It might be stripped of ideology but it’s also stripped of depth. I’ll be looking for a section which discusses the pros and cons of our neoliberal monetary framework and how this has led to the biggest housing bubble in NZ’s history. Will there be a discussion on the government’s role in creating money a la the Bank of England and the dangers of a debt dependent economy a la Steve Keen, who says that once debt ratios get to a certain size a mere slow down in credit growth can lead to a recession?