Parliament’s ability to hold the public service accountable for its effectiveness is being sabotaged by the new National Government, Labour’s Internal Affairs spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. Read the rest of this entry »
The entire public service is rapidly becoming another arm in the National Party’s political machinery, Labour Internal Affairs Spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. Read the rest of this entry »
Government rejection of official advice to pay $2000-a-day private purchase advisers like Graeme Scott out of ministerial funds shows how far National is down the track of politicising the public service, says Labour Internal Affairs spokesperson Chris Hipkins. Read the rest of this entry »
There aren’t many issues that have dominated political discussion in recent years as often as tax cuts. It seems in these tougher economic times we’re all keen to keep a little bit more in our own pockets. That’s understandable, but as recent weeks have shown, the money to pay for tax cuts has to come from somewhere.
Throughout the election campaign the National Party promised New Zealanders that it could deliver much larger tax cuts than Labour had promised without cutting public services and without leaving anyone worse off. Their track record to date suggests that was a promise they had no intention of keeping. Read the rest of this entry »