31 May 2019

Does the Wellbeing Budget live up to the hype?

From Morning Report, 6:38 am on 31 May 2019

It was billed as transformational and a first of its kind, but did yesterday's Wellbeing Budget live up to the hype? The 72-hour lead up to the Finance Minister delivering it was overshadowed by the debacle over a hack of the Treasury website that turned out to be nothing of the sort. Just hours before the lock-up began the deparment cleared up just how the National Party got hold of sensitive Budget information - they simply typed it into the search engine on the Treasury website. Accusations of hacking and a police investigation had come to nothing but after Grant Robertson had delivered his speech, the National Party were quick to say it didn't deliver what was promised. RNZ political reporter Jo Moir takes a look.