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Budget leaks suggest govt to centralise mental health spending control

Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 28 May 2019

By Ian Llewellyn for BusinessDesk May 28 (BusinessDesk) - Leaked Budget documentation indicates the government is seeking to centralise health spending control in key areas such as mental health. National’s release of what it says is an overview of the spending in some portfolios is impossible to verify until Budget Day on Thursday and Finance Minister Grant Robertson has said it does not include all the government’s decisions. In the health portfolio, the documents released by National show Vote Health increasing from $18.2 billion in...

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