17 Apr 2023

Govt defends high numbers of communications staff

From Checkpoint, 5:57 pm on 17 April 2023

The government's defending a blow out in communications staff - saying they're needed for direct engagement with the public.

National is accusing the government of overseeing a bloated bureaucracy, after finding the number of communications staff in the core public service has increased 50-percent since Labour took office.

Here's our political editor, Jane Patterson.