Tuesday, May 23, 2006

New Zealand - Business Regulations

"The Labour-led government is committed to a regulatory environment that promotes economic growth, business confidence, globally competitive firms and social well-being."

Charting a dynamic course for quality regulation

The Government's review of business regulation is doomed from the start thanks to the refusal to do anything about the Holidays Act, says National's Associate Labour & Industrial Relations spokeswoman, Paula Bennett.

Business regulation review doomed from start

"The Council of Trade Unions is not opposed to improving the quality of our regulatory environment, but New Zealand is already judged the easiest country in the world to do business, with a comparably light regulatory framework," CTU president Ross Wilson said.

Regulations Review Risks Diversion from Real Challenge

The urgency of the review of business regulations proposed by Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel is a welcome sign that Government recognizes that compliance costs are holding back business and the economy, said Auckland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Michael Barnett.

Easing Business Compliance Burden Will Help Economy

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