Posts Tagged ‘public services’

False economy

Written By: - Date published: 11:13 am, March 6th, 2012 - 16 comments

Nationals bungling on the economy continues to damage NZ. Even their misguided state sector job cuts have failed to make significant savings…

What we owe policy wonks

Written By: - Date published: 1:35 pm, August 26th, 2011 - 21 comments

Yesterday William commented to Cuts and Consequences to the effect that who needs policy analyst and that big private companies don’t bother with them and so neither should government. I’m paraphrasing a little bit but it did strike me that many people (including it seems some very senior ministers in this government – but not – funnily enough […]

PSA launches campaign

Written By: - Date published: 1:53 pm, September 23rd, 2008 - 32 comments

The PSA’s campaign looks to get past National’s simplistic ‘tax cuts, tax cuts, tax cuts’ mantra and ask voters to consider what they would have to give up to get larger tax cuts. (full size) Great stuff. Hopefully, they won’t be limiting this campaign to internet and magazine ads. Every kiwi family should get this […]

Budget 2008: Spending

Written By: - Date published: 2:58 pm, May 22nd, 2008 - 7 comments

The tax cuts are the cornerstone of this budget but there is also important new spending. New Spending in the Budget: $172.3 million for improving DHB efficiency $2 billion for DHBS $164.2 million for HPV immunisation $160 million for more elective surgery $60 million to improve the health workforce $79 million for child and youth […]

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