2 Feb 2023

Grant Robertson defends fuel tax subsidy extension

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 2 February 2023

An economist says the government's decision to extend the fuel tax subsidy until the end of June, is a way of buying votes ahead of the Election in October.

The government had planned to phase out the subsidy by the end of next month, only to make a drastic U-turn yesterday.

Economist Brad Olsen says the change of tune is not good economic policy.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson spoke to Corin Dann.