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Roger Douglas reading the budget, 1984

Roger Douglas reading the budget, 1984

Roger Douglas became minister of finance in the fourth Labour government elected in July 1984 and presented budgets in that year and the following four years. Douglas was a passionate advocate of economic liberalisation, which he believed was necessary to make New Zealand, and in particular its business community, more productive. His first budget focused on tax reform and industry assistance. At Douglas’s left in this photograph is cabinet colleague Mike Moore.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1984/5320
Photograph by Greg King

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Treasury - Economic management since 1980', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34938/roger-douglas-reading-the-budget-1984 (accessed 24 May 2017)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 20 Jun 2012