22 Apr 2024

Political commentators Dale Husband and Liam Hehir

From Nine To Noon, 11:05 am on 22 April 2024

As public service job losses top 3000, there is debate over how frontline workers will be affected - with Children's Minister Karen Chhour saying their services will be improved. The opposition says they will be compromised.

With the Government's Budget quickly approaching, Finance Minister Nicola Willis remains determined to deliver tax cuts - even if they're from borrowed money. Opponents to the AUKUS pillar two have been vocal - including former PM Helen Clark a former Australian foreign minister. 

Dale Husband is a long time broadcaster and Radio Waatea presenter hosting a Maori focused current affairs programme.

Liam Hehir is a Palmerston North lawyer, political commentator and a National Party member.

ACT party MP Karen Chhour

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