Muller gives details on National‘s economic plan

National Party leader and Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller.

National leader Todd Muller has given a speech at a business luncheon in Christchurch outlining what he says is his party's first big announcement on its economic plan for New Zealand.

Called 'National's Plan to Get New Zealand Working', it represents a framework of how it will help the country to recover post COVID-19.

The plan has five themes: responsible economic management; delivering infrastructure; retraining the workforce; a greener smarter future and building stronger communities.

In it, Muller says a National government will borrow to help stimulate the economy but not as much as the current government.

He says the exact details, such as the level of debt to GDP a National government would tolerate, will be announced in September, 17 days before the election and following the pre-election economic and fiscal update.

The full plan will not be finalised until after the Government releases the Pre-Election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU) in August.

It will be available by September 2 when overseas voting begins, to be followed by early voting, which starts on September 5.

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Leaving it

Posted on 11-07-2020 09:00 | By Merlin

Leaving it 17 days before the election seems strange or is it the plan is just rhetoric so far and has no substantial detail.

No substance.

Posted on 09-07-2020 19:11 | By morepork

I watched this and was amused by the comments people posted while he was talking. It seems that many people mistake governance for entertainment and expect an entertaining performance from MPs. The word "boring" appeared frequently in the comments. I hope Todd will learn from this; you don’t have to be OTT enthusiastic, but you do need to seem interested in what you are saying. It was disappointing because there was no sign of the promised "plan". There were a number of good figures and comments about mistakes by the government (and even by successive governments), but no actual substance of a "Plan". Todd Muller has accepted a colossal challenge, on behalf of the National Party and you’d like to think he has a fighting chance of making it an "interesting" election. Not on this performance though.

Not really a plan is it?

Posted on 09-07-2020 15:30 | By Slim Shady

It’s like being in a POW camp and saying you’d like to get out. And that’s it.

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