5 Nov 2008

National says it would introduce tax cut bill before Christmas

10:38 am on 5 November 2008

The National Party says it would introduce legislation to implement its tax cut programme before Christmas if it becomes the government after this week's election.

Leader John Key announced on Tuesday 4 November what his party would do in its first 100 days in office.

He says National would introduce legislation this year for its transitional relief package for those made redundant as a result of the global financial crisis.

It would also ensure women suffering from breast cancer and paying for the drug Herceptin beyond the subsidised nine-week course were eligible for 52 weeks.

Mr Key says National would put a reformed Resource Management Act on the order paper and introduce tougher sentences for repeat violent offenders in its first 100 days.

National would also pass a reformed Emissions Trading Scheme within nine months.