Climate change and health funding priorities for 2022 budget

Climate change and health funding priorities for 2022 budget
Finance minister Grant Robertson says a one-off boost in spending would be in part focused on health and 'dealing with deficits of the past'. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Next year’s government budget will have a particular focus on long term climate change funding and ensuring that funding accompanies the unification of the country’s district health boards under the major reforms to create a new national hospital and public health structure.The budget policy statement (BPS), issued annually six months out from the following year’s budget, identifies “embedding health reforms” and “addressing climate change” as two key areas of policy focus in the 2022 budget, due to be...

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