A Friday Wire dedicated exclusively to yesterday's Budget announcement for 2020!
First up Denise Lee fills us in on what the budget means in a National Party perspective.
Next, Terry Baucher and Rod Oram give a semi overview of what this budget means. Baucher speaks from the tax perspective while Oram gives us a general overview from his perspective as an economist…
After that, Tourism has received a 400 million dollar support package. Eve Lawrence of the Haka Tourism Group told us about the frustrations of this small lifeline to tourism.
Then, Brooke Fiafia of Auckland Action Against Poverty discussed welfare spending in this budget...
And then, Producer Louis Laws discusses the increase in defence spending as a result of this budget. He speaks with Minister for Defence, Ron Mark, about this investment.
Finally, we have a report on health spending in the budget from Producer Louis Laws. He particularly looks at the disability support spending, catching up on delays caused by Covid 19 and looks at the nuances of mental health spending.