Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

Multimedia: Prime Minister's Press Conference - 13 Feb 2012

PM's Press Conference Monday 13 Feb 2012


Scoop Video + Audio + Photos: Press conference held Monday, 13 Feb 2012


By The Scoop Team



Click for big version.
Prime Minister John Key at today's press conference See more images below

*******


Click a link to play audio (or right-click to download) in either
MP3 format or in OGG format.


CONTENT SUMMARY:


- PM briefly outlined elements of the coming Budget Policy Statement release--including the downsizing and reshaping of Government services
- PM placed the emphasis on the use of technology to make Govt. Service provision more efficient
- PM responded to a number of questions on the availability of frontline services and New Zealander's access to online facilities arguing that New Zealanders are early adopters of technology
- PM answered questions regarding the proposed bill to mondayise Waitangi and ANZAC holidays
- PM also discussed possible plans to hire Google to do some of the technical heavy lifting in providing access to the public to government services online
- PM discussed the launch of the MMP Review, stating that any recommendations made by the Review Commission would still need to be debated by Cabinet
- PM briefly discussed the education policy as it relates to class sizes and quality of education
- PM satisfied with progress on the Christchurch, saying the "this is the fourth largest insurance claim in the world since 1973" and he remains confident in the rate of rebuild
- PM said that he had been briefed by the Health Minister on the flu alert at Auckland airport and had been informed that it was a seasonal flu, not a new virus

*******


Prime Minister's Press Conference - Video

*******

  • Scoop Image:More images from today's PM's press conference.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Why The Dice Are Loaded Against Women In Public Life

If they enter public life, women can expect a type of intense (and contradictory) scrutiny that is rarely applied to their male counterparts... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Harry/Meghan Affair, And Iran

Those “Meghzit” headlines seem apt, given how closely Britain’s January 31 exit from the European Union resembles the imminent departure from the Royal Family’s top team of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. For young Iranians, the accidental downing of the Ukrainian airliner is just the latest example of the deadly incompetence and dishonesty of their leaders... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Iran Aftermath

So, evidently, you can get away with murder. It looks as though a further escalation in the ongoing war between Iran and the US has been avoided – mainly thanks to Iran NOT responding in kind to the recklessly unhinged behaviour by the United States. Given the massive outpouring of public grief in Iran over the murder of Qassem Soleimani, some reciprocal action by Iran was necessary, but (so far) it has been almost entirely symbolic in nature... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Aussie Bush Fires And Suleimani

In popular culture, Australia is often portrayed as Western civilisation’s last unspoiled frontier, or as its final refuge from planetary disaster. In Nevil Shute’s best-selling 1950s novel On The Beach for instance, Melbourne served as the backdrop ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Best Music Of 2019

This was a year where so many of the highlights came from female musicians. But amid all that richness, there was one standout album... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Scotland’s Renewed Independence Battle

Brexit has always been very much an English obsession... So while it isn’t surprising that Boris Johnson won the election, he might also have lost the United Kingdom in the process. More>>