A budget of knotty contradictions

A budget of knotty contradictions

Thomas Coughlan Wellington, May 30, 2019 The question looming over the Wellbeing Budget, when all the hack and leak shenanigans had died down was whether the Wellbeing Budget was transformational or just presentation.  Frankly, the confusing presentation made it very difficult to tell how transformational it really was. Helpful documents were hidden away on Treasury’s website, which didn’t seem to work for…

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Robertson’s Wellbeing Budget is high on spending

Maori, Mental Health and KiwiRail among the top beneficiaries Venkat Raman Finance Minister Grant Robertson unveiled on Thursday, May 30, 2019, his ‘Wellbeing Budget 2019,’ which accounts for new Capital Expenditure of $10.4 billion, including new Operating Expenditure of $3.8 billion, forecasting growth of 2.6% during the current fiscal year. Major Winners KiwiRail is the biggest winner in this year’s…

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Politics of Passion returns BJP with bigger majority in India

Sourced Content After the world’s largest ever democratic exercise, Narendra Modi has been re-elected as Prime Minister of India for another five-year term. His Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secured an even bigger majority than in 2014. In this, the final part of our India Tomorrow series from The Anthill podcast, we analyse the results with a panel of academics to find out what such…

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