Alliance leader Jim Anderton confirmed yesterday that the Alliance Party intended significant changes in the New Zealand
tax regime. Alliance wants more revenue from tax and is proposing a mixed tax system, which would include wealth taxes.
Mr Anderton has not released a detailed tax policy, but has confirmed a shift towards wealth taxes and tariffs,
including such things as a capital gains tax, stamp duty and estate duty.
Brian Neeson, MP for Waipareira said: "Alliance polled badly in the last elections due to its progressive tax system and
is apparently trying a different tactic this time around".
Mr Neeson went on to say: "Jim Anderton's economic polices are loony tunes - they will drive New Zealand backwards as a
civilized forward thinking country.