Don Brash

Housing Crisis Solved?

Housing Crisis Solved?

In the middle of October, something astonishing happened: the Government and the National Party held a joint news conference to announce that they had agreed on the way to make housing more affordable. According to many opinion polls, the ludicrous level to which...

A Simple and Effective GST

In 1984, a reforming Labour Government came to power in New Zealand. One of their first acts was to announce their intention to introduce a goods and services tax. I was invited to chair the three person committee to seek submissions from the public on the proposed tax, and make recommendations to the government on its optimal design.


The speech behind the amazing surge in popularity for the National Party in New Zealand. With it the governing Labour Government’s is now behind National for the first time in 8 years.

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