3 Sep 2018

Spending our money

From The Panel, 4:28 pm on 3 September 2018

The Panelists discuss a number of stories about Government spending. Today Newsroom reports on the billion-dollar Budget boost to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, despite no real plans on what they money will be spent on.

Also from Newsroom, it's been revealed the Chief Executive of the Pike River Recovery Agency is paid more than $400,000 a year.

And a special unit has been given $2 million to investigate the Defence Force's response to the inquiry into the 2013 operation in Afghanistan's Bamyan province.

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Photo: AFP