30 Oct 2017

Can the government pay for its plans?

From The Panel, 4:07 pm on 30 October 2017

The government won't be announcing whether they can pay for all its proposed policies until a mini-budget before Christmas. The prime minister's confident the coalition agreements will be within the budget, but should it be releasing the details now? A stamp duty for foreign buyers has also effectively been ruled out, we speak to Liam Hehir, lawyer and political commentator, about this approach. Why won't this work when it works in other countries? 

Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern with MPs Kelvin Davis, right, and Grant Robertson.

Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern with MPs Kelvin Davis, right, and Grant Robertson. Photo: AFP

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