9 Jul 2020

Muller gives details on National's economic plan

1:49 pm on 9 July 2020

National leader Todd Muller has given a speech at a business luncheon in Christchurch outlining what he says is his party's first big announcement on its economic plan for New Zealand.

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Todd Muller announced a framework outlining how National will help New Zealand recover post Covid-19. Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

Called 'National's Plan to Get New Zealand Working', it represents a framework of how it will help the country to recover post Covid-19.

The plan has five themes: responsible economic management; delivering infrastructure; retraining the workforce; a greener smarter future and building stronger communities.

In it, Muller said a National government would borrow to help stimulate the economy but not as much as the current government.

He said the exact details, such as the level of debt to GDP a National government would tolerate, would be announced in September, 17 days before the election and following the pre-election economic and fiscal update.

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