Another good policy announcement from David Shearer:
Labour pledges $6m for Plunket
Labour would inject an extra $6 million into Plunket if elected, leader David Shearer announced today.
Shearer called Plunket ”a national treasure” that needed more money to build on its tradition of helping the youngest and most vulnerable in society. The $6m would primarily go towards extra nurse visits in the home.
“Too many of our kids fall through the cracks and suffer neglect, hardship and abuse. Given we spend an estimated $6 billion a year on the effects of child poverty, and children having a poor start in life, this is just one way we can start to invest in order to save.”