Kiwis will leave NZ for Oz until economy is fixed

Published: Thu 23 Oct 2008 12:07 PM
Press Release
Kiwis will leave NZ for Oz until the economy is fixed
From Hon Sir Roger Douglas - Immediate Release
Wednesday 22 October 2008
“The avalanche of people leaving New Zealand to go to Australia over the past year will be seen as a trickle if we don’t put our house in order”, said Sir Roger Douglas.
“The facts are clear”, said Sir Roger
“Skilled hard-working Kiwis will continue to leave the country until we restore the New Zealand economy.
"Restoring the New Zealand economy will take more than vague promises of increased spending, more tax cuts and a December mini-budget."
“We can’t rely on hope and prayer.
"The current global meltdown, coming on top of New Zealand’s own government induced meltdown, means we are facing a financial tsunami."
"The economic future of our country is hanging in the balance.
"Frankly these are not the times for faint-hearted politicians worried more about their own voting franchise than the future of our country.
The country needs to implement long overdue changes like ACT’s 20 point plan that will not only strengthen the economy but increase our per person incomes as well.
Until we do, we will not stop the exodus, nor will we make this a country which those departing will want to return to."

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