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Simon Barnett and James Daniels: Budget 2022 Special

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Publish Date
Thu, 19 May 2022, 3:04pm

Simon Barnett and James Daniels: Budget 2022 Special

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 19 May 2022, 3:04pm

A $6b spend-up to keep Kiwis afloat. 

The Government has unveiled its long-awaited Budget – as the country grapples with the pain of the cost-of-living crisis. 

Journalists have spent hours trawling through the hefty document. 

This is the band-aid Budget, a lifeline for those in the so-called squeezed middle – many earning under 70 thousand dollars a year will soon get extra cash in hand. 

Health is also the big winner, with injections for more cancer drugs, dental care, and billions towards wiping debt clean from DHB’s ahead of upcoming healthcare reforms. 

Commuters may be disappointed though – half-price public transport and the fuel tax cut have been extended... but only for another two months. 

Newstalk ZB Chief Political Reporter and Infometrics Principal Economist & Director Brad Olsen joined Simon Barnett and James Daniels for a Budget 2022 Special. 

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