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The Huddle: Budget Day 2022

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 19 May 2022, 6:08pm
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The Huddle: Budget Day 2022

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 19 May 2022, 6:08pm

COST OF LIVING PAYMENT – Is a temporary extra $27 going to cut it for those suffering from the cost-of-living crisis? What about those who are missing out? 

TRANSPORT – half-price public transport and petrol tax reduction will continue for two months and then what? Were you expecting something more long-term? 

CLIMATE CHANGE WAS BARELY MENTIONED TODAY – Did the Government realise it's just not appropriate right now as people battle with living costs, or are they actually just less ambitious than we give them credit for? 

SUPERMARKETS – They've committed to emergency legislation to ban covenants for land use by the big supermarkets. The Commerce Commission recommended this but does it fall short of the more significant changes that might be needed to address the duopoly? 

On a scale of 1–10... what do you give this Budget? 

Julie-Anne Genter, Green Party Finance Spokesperson, and Phil O’Reilly, former Business NZ CEO, joined Heather du Plessis-Allan on the Huddle. 

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