INDEPENDENT NEWS

Government Hits Youth Hardest

Published: Fri 5 May 2000 10:57 AM
With youth unemployment at over 18%, the government needs to accept that anti-business policies are having their worst impact upon young people, according to youth group Prebble's Rebels.
Clint Heine, Rebel President, said "higher taxes, state-monopoly ACC and giving union thugs more access to the workplace are ripping the heart out of business and employment."
"This government seems determined to pay back its union masters through the Employment Relations Bill and paid parental leave, without considering its effect this has on young New Zealanders who will be denied their first job."
"The Alliance's election promise to young people was that no one would leave school and go straight on the dole. Jim Anderton could honour this by letting businesses grow and create jobs, but instead, he seems hell-bent on destroying any hope that our youth will succeed."
ENDS
For more information, contact:
Clint Heine (+64) (021) 122 8544
president@rebels.org.nz
http://www.rebels.org.nz

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