Story: Lange, David Russell

Selling state assets

David Lange was later described as the 'salesman' for many of the Labour government's drastic economic reforms in its early years. In December 1987, for example, he announced that state assets would be sold to pay off the large public debt. Listen to his speech on that occasion.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Checkpoint 1987-12-17/Reference number C285).

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1986/3575/17-F
Photograph by Merv Griffiths

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How to cite this page:

Barry Gustafson. 'Lange, David Russell', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)