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The Huddle: Did the Government think they could get away with a wealth tax in an election year?

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 12 Jul 2023, 9:00pm
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The Huddle: Did the Government think they could get away with a wealth tax in an election year?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 12 Jul 2023, 9:00pm

Tonight on The Huddle, Georgina Stylianou from Government Relations firm BRG and Jack Tame from ZB's Saturday Mornings and Q&A joined in on a discussion on the following issues of the day- and more!

Labour has decided against introducing a capital gains or wealth tax if they get re-elected. New documents show the Government was looking into it, as part of Budget 2023, before the PM dumped the plan. Is it surprising that this got ruled out? Did the Government think they could get away with a wealth tax in an election year?

The Taxpayers' Union-Curia poll has National just ahead at 33.3 percent - with Labour on 31 percent. Will the gap widen further as we get closer to the election? 

Grant Robertson is encouraging New Zealanders to 'pick up their game' and get tickets ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup opening next week. Will this drive ticket sales up?

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