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Briefing to Incoming Government 1990

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  • Briefing to Incoming Government 1990
  • Published: Oct 1990
  • Status: Not Current - Reference Only
  • Author: The Treasury
  • Hard copy: Available in PDF format only.
 

Briefing to Incoming Government 1990

Published on 27 Oct 1990

This briefing paper was the Briefing to the Incoming Government prepared before the 1990 election, it aimed to inform Ministers of the major issues Treasury sees facing New Zealand over the next few years. The briefing paper is available for download in Adobe PDF format only.

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Chapter 1: Overview

  • Introduction
  • Situation and Prospects
  • Policy Formulation
  • Strategic Policy Priorities
  • Conclusion
big90-1.pdf(1,094 KB) pp. [i-ix]1–14

Chapter 2: Current Economic Situation and Prospects

  • Introduction
  • Recent Economic Experience
  • Economic Prospects
  • Conclusions
big90-2.pdf(824 KB) pp. 15–30

Chapter 3: Adjusting to International Change

  • Introduction
  • New Zealand's Strategic Position
  • Meeting the High-Income High-Employment Objective
  • International Constraints on Policy Options
  • Conclusion
big90-3.pdf(364 KB) pp. 31–38

Chapter 4: The Balance of Policies

  • Introduction
  • Interest Rates and Exchange Rates
  • Lessons for Policy Design
  • Conclusion
big90-4.pdf(495 KB) pp. 39–48

Chapter 5: Monetary Policy

  • Introduction
  • Inflation Outlook
  • Does Inflation Matter?
  • Role of Monetary policy
  • Current Conduct of Monetary Policy
  • Conclusion
big90-5.pdf(683 KB) pp. 1–46

Chapter 6: Fiscal Policy

  • Introduction
  • Fiscal Position
  • The Nature of the Fiscal Problem
  • Tackling the Fiscal Problem
  • Expenditure Reform and Budget Processes
  • Conclusion
big90-6.pdf(944 KB) pp. 49–62

Chapter 7: Managing the Public Sector

  • Introduction
  • The Core State Sector
  • Crown Agencies
  • Commercial Activities
  • Conclusion
big90-7.pdf(498 KB) pp. 63–82

Chapter 8: Social Policy

  • Introduction
  • Social Welfare
  • Health
  • Education
  • Implementing Change
big90-8.pdf(1,048 KB) pp. 83–93
big90-9.pdf(1,189 KB) pp. 94–140

Chapter 9: The Labour Market

  • Introduction
  • Market Performance
  • Policy Context
  • Key Characteristics of a Well-Functioning Labour Market
  • Labour Market Regulations
  • Labour Relations Act
  • Protection for Workers
  • Training and Placement Programmes
  • Conclusion
big90-10.pdf(816 KB) pp. 141-157

Chapter 10: Regulation

  • Introduction
  • Choosing the Best Policy
  • Industry Assistance and Import Regulation
  • Environmental Regulation and Resource Management
  • Capital Markets
  • Conclusion
big90-11.pdf(541 KB) pp. 158–170

Chapter 11: Tax

  • Introduction
  • Making the Tax System Work Better
  • Tax Design
  • Conclusion
big90-12.pdf(532 KB) pp. 171–181
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