28 Nov 2023

New government to hold first cabinet meeting

From Midday Report, 12:12 pm on 28 November 2023

The new coalition government will hold its first Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

The Cabinet will have 20 ministers - 14 from National, and three each from ACT and NZ First. National will have five Ministers outside Cabinet, with two from ACT and one from New Zealand First.

There will be a lot of fresh faces sitting around the table - as the government hopes to get cracking on its 100-day plan.

The Prime Minister Christopher Luxon says fixing the economy is his "number one job".

He also plans to repeal the fair pay act and Resource Management Act, visit Australia, and write and release its mini budget by Christmas.

Former National Party leader Simon Bridges was both a minister in and outside of cabinet and knows how the newbies will be feeling.

Bridges spoke to Charlotte Cook.