“Partnership” is amply plugged but information is sparse on the costs to taxpayers of the programmes being promoted

Point of Order

Stuff from the Beehive

There are plenty of mentions of partnerships in the latest batch of ministerial press releases. Mentions of the costs of the programmes which ministers are promoting are harder to find.

Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio issued a statement to say strengthening partnerships with Pacific communities is at the heart of the Government’s new Pacific Wellbeing Strategy,  There was no sign of a dollar sign.

Social Development and Employment MinisterCarmel Sepuloni issued a statement to say thatfollowing on from last week’s Better Pathways Package announcement and Apprenticeship Boost 50,000th apprentice milestone – the Government is continuing momentum, supporting over 1,000 more rangatahi into employment, through new funding for He Poutama Rangatahi.

She says a partnership approach is being taken. She does not mention the cost. 

Land Information Minister Damien O’Connor announced that New Zealand and Australia have partnered to deliver the Southern…

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