Happy Birthday

via Trend Updates

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Happy?

Don’t know about that, but GST, RMA and Same Sex unions are all celebrating a birthday today

Oct 1 1986 Goods and Service Tax Act comes into force in NZ  

Initially adding 10% to the cost of most goods and services, GST was a key part of the economic reforms of the fourth Labour government – better known as ‘Roger-nomics’ named after Minister of Finance, Roger Douglas.

Oct 1 1991 New Zealand’s Resource Management Act (1991) commences.

Also happy birthday same-sex unions

Oct 1 1989 Denmark introduces the world’s first legal modern same-sex civil union called “registered partnership”.

 


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