Economy

Business leaders quiz finance minister on capacity to spend $12b

Victoria Young
Fri, 13 Dec 2019

Business leaders quiz finance minister on capacity to spend $12b
Victoria Young
Fri, 13 Dec 2019
Business leaders put Finance Minister Grant Robertson under the grill this morning, pushing him on the ins and outs of the government’s $12 billion spending package and how it might be delivered. Robertson fronted the Auckland business audience, having delivered his Budget policy statement earlier in the week, and spent much of the briefing talking about the government’s well-being initiatives. However, when 50 people were given the chance to ask questions, they wanted details on the infrastructure programme. The minister has not yet...

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