Time to come clean on coalition compromises – MSN

Time to come clean on coalition compromises – MSN

Despite all the questions, her position is anything but transparent. But she’s not alone – New Zealanders are heading into a knife-edge election blindfolded by almost all the parties.

This election campaign we’ve heard plenty of party promises. As I said on RNZ’s Caucus podcast a couple of weeks back, this has become a bidding election. The two main parties’ positions and plans have been spelled out pretty darned clearly.

Except for the exceptions. Case in point: Labour’s tax plan. The party has promised what could be profound changes to New Zealand’s tax system in the next term, saying it wants tax reforms that address housing affordability and tax fairness. It will form a working group to consider and advise.