| Latest Political News | Wednesday May 16 2012 12:17
The establishment of a board to oversee the Government's controversial welfare reforms is being viewed with cynical eyes by Labour.
The group is to be headed by Paula Rebstock, who led the group establishing the reforms, and contains other company directors and insurance experts.
$1 million will be spent on it over the next four years.
Labour MP Jacinda Ardern doesn't see the need for the board, it's the job of the Ministry of Social Development and thinks the Government has other reasons for establishing it.
"If you are moving towards an investment approach that lends itself to an insurance-based model, we've got to question is it because the Government's looking to some forms of privatisation within welfare.
"If that is the Minister's agenda, she needs to tell people about it."
Photo: Paula Rebstock (NZ Herald)