Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Lack Of Extra Funding For Public Services

PSA Disappointed With Lack Of Extra Funding For Public Services

"The PSA is disappointed little new funding has been provided across the board in the budget to rebuild run down public services," says PSA National Secretary Richard Wagstaff.

While a number of services have received tagged funding for specific initiatives there is little in the way of general increases to fund much needed pay increases across the sector," said Mr Wagstaff.

"We acknowledge that some specific services have received additional funds to boost capacity such as Child Youth and Family and Inland Revenue, but employees in a number of public services have missed out. We are particularly concerned about the lack of new l funding for mental health and probation services. PSA members in probation have had little in the way of pay rises or more staff to deal with high workloads in the last ten years. They will be looking to the government to find some money before these services reach crisis point as has happened with Child Youth and Family", Mr Wagstaff said.

We recognise that there are limited resources and there needs to be a close look at how existing money is being spent. PSA members want to have a say in the priorities for spending within public services. But without new money, for many services there will little to bargain over, said Mr Wagstaff.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news