Economy

Climate change and health funding priorities for 2022 budget

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 15 Dec 2021

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
Wed, 15 Dec 2021
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...

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

Tourism
Tourism needs to 'embrace' job-sharing to spur recovery – report
Brent Melville | Wed, 10 Aug 2022

An industry that lost more than a third of its workforce during the pandemic needs to start thinking differently about work sharing.

Primary Sector
A2 Milk gets shot down because of issues in application
Rebecca Howard | Wed, 10 Aug 2022

The FDA continues to work around the clock to address current supply challenges, including reviewing a number of requests from manufacturers for enforcement discretion, as quickly as possible, a spokesperson said. 

Law & Regulation FREE
Cigna admits to wrongly lifting customers' cover and premiums
Ella Somers | Wed, 10 Aug 2022

Cigna Life Insurance has admitted to misleading more than 52,000 customers.

Sponsored
A clearer path to the cloud

Step-by-step cloud transition can bring benefits, experts say.

Sponsored
Energy of the future: Why we need innovation

The Tomorrow’s Energy Today conference is looking at ways to develop a clean, affordable and reliable energy future, says Brendan Winitana, chair of the Sustainable Energy Association New Zealand (SEANZ).