8 Apr 2024

Employment Minister responds to govt public service targets

From Checkpoint, 5:08 pm on 8 April 2024

The Prime Minister has outlined nine measureable goals or so called Better Public Service Targets.

Among them; An aim to get 95% of people elective treamtments within four months.

Getting 95% of patients through the emergency department with in six hours.

Reducing serious persistent child and youth offending by 15%.

Making sure 80% of children are in school more than 90% of the term.

When it comes to welfare; the plan is to get 50,000 people off the job seekers benefit.

All to be achieved by 2030.

Social Development and Employment Minister Louise Upston speaks to Lisa Owen.