26 Jan 2024

Willis adamant public service cuts 'consistent' with policy

From Morning Report, 7:45 am on 26 January 2024

The coalition government is being accused of expanding the reach of its public service cuts to pay for its promised tax relief.

National campaigned on slashing spending across 24 public agencies, however the Finance Minister has since asked all departments to identify possible cuts.

Labour says the government is scrambling to fund its tax cuts, but Finance Minister Nicola Willis is adamant the move is "entirely consistent" with National's policy.

Political reporter Katie Scotcher has more.