Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Key Notes: Building up to Budget 2014

Key Notes: Building up to Budget 2014

Building up to Budget 2014

It has been a busy week as we build up to Budget 2014 later this month.

This will be the sixth Budget of the National-led Government.

We have moved from managing our way out of a recession to managing a growing economy that supports more jobs and higher incomes.

New Zealand has come through a number of significant challenges in recent years in good shape.

This week the Government made several pre-Budget announcements.

Children under six with profound hearing loss will get a better start in life as they will receive two cochlear implants rather than one, from 1 July.

Sexual violence support services will receive increased funding to help them provide vital support for New Zealanders and their families impacted by sexual violence.

And a further 90,000 children will have access to free drop-in sore-throat clinics to help combat rheumatic fever.

There will be more announcements in the lead up to Budget 2014, keep up to date with them here.

Sincerely,

John Key
Prime Minister

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

PM's Presser: ‘Precarious’ Solid Energy In Banks’ Hands

Liquidation of state-owned coal company Solid Energy “cannot be ruled out” but is “not the number one preferred option of the government,” says Prime Minister John Key, who confirmed the beleaguered company was discussed today at Cabinet as its banking syndicate grapples with its commercially dire prospects. More>>

ALSO:

Missed Opportunities: Amnesty International Report Card On NZ's UN Role

As New Zealand steps down from its month as President of the Council, Amnesty International has taken the opportunity to review New Zealand’s role on the Council so far and assess their performance and contribution to protecting human rights worldwide. More>>

ALSO:

Prince Charles Get More Jobs: PM Announces Honorary Military Appointments

PM John Key has announced that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of HRH The Prince of Wales to three honorary positions: Admiral of the Fleet of the Royal New Zealand Navy; Field Marshal, New Zealand Army; Marshal of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. More>>

ALSO:

No TPP Deal: Gordon Campbell On Why We Should Still Oppose Investor-State Dispute Measures

Even in this dark hour for the TPP, the secrecy farce continues... What is left to hide? Every single negotiator went into those talks in Maui knowing exactly where everyone else stood. More>>

REACTION:

Salvation Army On Homelessness: Hard Times In West Auckland

The report details an uncomfortable story of people whose only option is to live an unhealthy, dangerous and damaging street life... The social housing needed by these people is not currently available in sufficient quantity. More social housing is required in the West. More>>

ALSO:

Message For PM: NZ Supports Te Reo Māori – You Should Too

As Māori Language Week celebrations and commemoration of 40 years draws to an end, the Māori Language Commission, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, is once again hugely encouraged by the widespread support for Māori language from throughout the country ... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news