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"Backroom bureaucracy": Nats defend plan to reign in wasteful spending

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 10 Oct 2023, 7:33AM
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Photo / Jason Oxenham

"Backroom bureaucracy": Nats defend plan to reign in wasteful spending

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 10 Oct 2023, 7:33AM

National's Finance spokesperson is defending her party's fiscal plan in the wake of criticism from her opponents. 

Labour is calling out the Nats' proposed public service cuts. 

The party suggests National would have to cut $3 billion a year to the public services, alleging that even if all communications staff and advertising was cut from some ministries, it still wouldn't add up. 

National's Nicola Willis told Mike Hosking that savings will not undermine front line services, saying it's about backroom bureaucracy and reigning in wasteful spending. 

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