Story: Government and industrial development

Economic summit, 1984

Economic summit, 1984

After winning the 1984 election, the new Labour government held an economic summit to which industry representatives were invited. The summit was presented by the government as an opportunity to participate in planning development. The opening, shown here, was held in Parliament’s debating chamber. While many of those participating were enthusiastic, some branches of government (notably Treasury) saw the summit as a wasteful excursion into collective decision-making about matters best left to the market.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1984/4238/34
Photograph by Phil Reid

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Megan Cook, 'Government and industrial development - Ending intervention, 1980s and 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2021)

Story by Megan Cook, published 11 Mar 2010