Friday, April 18, 2014

Labour's Economic Upgrade for manufacturing

The NZ Labour Party has begun announcing policies it will initiate if it forms the next government. The video above is about Labour’s plans for boosting manufacturing. I think the policy’s quite good.

Manufacturing has been struggling for years, and the current National/Act government has done little to boost the sector. A 2013 Parliamentary enquiry into manufacturing (a copy is available for download at the link above) provides the base for Labour’s policies, which means that they’re solidly grounded in real-world, practical solutions.

Boosting manufacturing in New Zealand won’t necessarily be easy, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done—that’s part of what we have governments for, to do the hard work on behalf of us all. The current government has been reluctant to take on this job, but Labour will.

Add this to the long list of reasons why New Zealanders need to vote for Labour and change the government.

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