14 Dec 2017

The Government's books

From The Panel, 4:08 pm on 14 December 2017

The government has today delivered its first update of the state of its books. Finance Minister Grant Robertson says the budget shows the government should be able to make good on its election promises. It plans to cut down on surplus and pay debt down more slowly to fund all of its policies. It also revealed its families income package. Economic commentator Bernard Hickey gives his first impressions of the mini-budget.

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