30 Jan 2020

Finance minister defends infrastructure spend

From Morning Report, 7:17 am on 30 January 2020

The Government is under fire from environmentalists for too great a focus on roads in the massive infrastructure spend announced yesterday.

More than $5 billion will be spent on roads, with $2.2 billion going to Auckland.

Former Greens MP Sue Bradford says the focus on roads is a blow to the government's environmental credibility.

Opposition leader Simon Bridges, on the other hand, is accusing the Government of stealing National's transport plans.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson speaks to Corin Dann.