5 Apr 2024

Labour describe latest job cuts as 'reckless'

From Morning Report, 7:15 am on 5 April 2024

The Labour party is describing the latest round of job cuts as reckless.

Part of the proposal was to look at closing the Suicide Prevention Office and merging two of the main roles into a wider team.

Now the Minister for Mental Health Matt Doocey has stepped in, saying he has told the Director-General of Health he expects the office to stay open.

Doocey declined a request to talk to us Friday morning.

Labour's Public Service spokesperson Ayesha Verrall spoke to Corin Dann.