Parliamentary Inquiry into ManufacturingPosted on October 15, 2012 by admin in Hone Harawira, Press Releases
“MANA fully supports a parliamentary inquiry into manufacturing” says MANA Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau Hone Harawira.
“MANA did attend the manufacturing summit on Friday, but due to a communication error that did not see us included in the political press conference it was reported that we were absent. MANA accepts the invitation that was issued by the Greens, Labour and NZ First to participate in the inquiry. We believe the initiative is desperately needed to save an important sector in our economy and we look forward to exploring solutions with other political parties”.
“One solution that could assist with the crisis is the Hone Heke Tax (Financial Transaction Tax). We believe that one of the primary reasons for our dollar being so high is because our currency is one of the most traded currencies in the world. The tax is already being supported by eleven European countries including France, Germany, Italy and Spain”.
“It’s great to know that the Greens are behind it and Labour have not ruled it out”.
“The manufacturing sector is right – our government needs to intervene. Seeing as National are so short on ideas to bring down our dollar, why not share ideas with the Greens, Labour and NZ First to see what we can do”.
“This country needs leadership before another business goes under”.
For more information please contact Malcolm Mulholland on 027 765 6380