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Brief To Government Based On Economic Downturn

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Brief To Government Based On Economic Downturn

28 November 2008 - Business NZ's briefing advice to the incoming Government is based on the reality of the present and likely future economic downturn.

Business NZ Chief Executive Phil O'Reilly says governments have to govern according to the circumstances they face, and his organisation's analysis has taken this into account.

"The matters we are raising are issues for business no matter what the economic situation.

"However the economic downturn makes action on them even more appropriate and timely, given that it will be healthy businesses thriving in an environment fit for growth that will lead to improved economic performance.

"Business NZ's briefing papers incorporate key actions in support of these."

Business NZ Recommendations to the Incoming Government covers the following areas of significance to business development and economic growth and recovery:


Emissions Trading & Energy

Employment Relations

Globally Competitive Firms



Local Government


Resource Management Act

Secondary education

Sustainable business



Work skills & tertiary education

Business NZ briefing papers can also be downloaded from under 'submissions'.

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