3 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Paul Goldsmith on government financial moves

From Morning Report, 6:43 am on 3 April 2020

The government has announced a range of moves in the last week to try and lessen the impact of Covid-19 and the Level Four lockdown on the New Zealand economy.

Among the latest $6.25 billion in loans to New Zealand businesses and adding essential workers who need to take leave to the government wage support scheme.

The government is warning unemployment could climb into double digits as the fallout from Covid-19 continues.

Paul Goldsmith is National's Finance spokesperson, and is on the Epidemic Response Committee which is scruitinisng the goverment's handling of the coronavirus crisis while parliament is adjorned.

He speaks to Corin Dann.