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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.

  • ExportNZ

    2010-Retirement-Income-Policy-Review.pdf

    14 Jun 2010 | BusinessNZ

    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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  • ExportNZ

    Letter-to-PM-regarding-options-for-emissions-trading-scheme.pdf

    14 Jun 2010 | BusinessNZ

    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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  • ExportNZ

    Electricity-Industry-Bill.pdf

    14 Jun 2010 | BusinessNZ

    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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  • ExportNZ

    Emissions-Trading-Scheme-Allocations-Regime.pdf

    14 Jun 2010 | BusinessNZ

    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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  • ExportNZ

    Income-splitting-tax-credits.pdf

    14 Jun 2010 | BusinessNZ

    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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  • ExportNZ

    Emissions-Trading-Scheme-Cost-Recovery.pdf

    14 Jun 2010 | BusinessNZ

    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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  • ExportNZ

    Petroleum-Plan-of-Action.pdf

    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.

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  • ExportNZ

    Statutory-Framework-for-Financial-Reporting-Submission.pdf

    14 Jun 2010 | BusinessNZ

    BusinessNZ supports the Ministry of Economic Development's discussion document entitled Statutory for Financial Reporting Discussion Document that aims to create a financial reporting framework that is coherent, complete and consistent, while balancing the benefits of financial reporting against the compliance costs. While there is much in the Document that BusinessNZ agrees with, there are, however, various issues we wish to raise, including one in particular that we strongly oppose progressing any further.

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    Tax-Working-Group-Report-Letter.pdf

    14 Jun 2010 | BusinessNZ

    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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  • review_of_the_holidays_act_2003_submission_august_2009.pdf

    2 Jun 2010 | BusinessNZ

    Anecdotally, a large number of the enquiries into our advice line relate to Holidays Act entitlements and in particular issues around RDP. In order to provide these submissions we posted the Review questionnaire on our website, and in our regular electronic newspaper called “The Network”. We also approached members from across the following sectors, to obtain feed back from a broad cross-section of our membership

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