Submissions to government fro Export NZ and Business NZ
14 Jun 2010 | BusinessNZ
BusinessNZ welcomes the renewed vigour with which the Government and the Ministry for Economic Development is approaching the potential role for New Zealand’s petroleum resources to play in fostering economic growth.
BusinessNZ welcomes the release of the Ministry for Economic Development’s consultation paper entitled ‘Proposals for Cost Recovery: Emissions Rulings Service’, dated December 2009.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BusinessNZ response to the Commerce Commission’s draft reconsideration report on whether mobile termination access services should become designated or specified services.
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.