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Budget 2018: Foundations for the Future

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Source: New Zealand Government

Headline: Budget 2018: Foundations for the FutureBudget 2018 lays the foundations for New Zealanders to have better lives in the decades ahead.
That starts with making sure all New Zealanders have access to the high-quality public services they need and deserve, like health, education, and housing; and it continues with shifting the settings of our economy for more productive, sustainable and inclusive growth to face the challenges of the future.
Budget 2018 provides the first steps in a plan for transformation.
It’s a transformation of our economy, a transformation of our public services, and a transformation of the way we work together to improve the lives of all New Zealanders.
It’s also a responsible Budget – not just fiscally, but also socially and environmentally.
Read more about what’s in Budget 2018 below – and to visit the official Budget 2018 website, please click here.
Budget Press Releases
Foundations for the Future – Hon Grant Robertson
Strong Government finances and a strong economy – Hon Grant Robertson
Better lives for children a focus of Budget 2018 – Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
Rebuilding critical public services
Fixing our hospitals – Hon Dr David Clark
$2 billion boost for District Health Boards – Hon Dr David Clark
Helping more Kiwis get the medical care they need – Hon Dr David Clark
Government acts to support midwives – Hon Dr David Clark & Hon Julie Anne Genter
Future-proofing air ambulance services – Hon Dr David Clark
Hundreds of new classrooms and 1,500 new teachers – Hon Chris Hipkins
Early learning service get first across-the-board funding rates increase in a decade – Hon Chris Hipkins
Long overdue boost for learning support – Hon Chris Hipkins & Hon Tracey Martin
Thousands already benefiting from fees-free post-school education and training – Hon Chris Hipkins
Focus on supporting Māori students and strengthening te reo – Hon Kelvin Davis
New focus on re-integration and community management to reduce re-offending – Hon Kelvin Davis
Focusing on community safety and targeting organised crime – Hon Stuart Nash
Better support for youth justice and victims of crime – Hon Andrew Little & Hon Aupito William Sio
Stepping up to help survivors of sexual abuse – Hon Iain Lees-Galloway & Jan Logie
Significant funding boost for family violence services – Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Hon Tracey Martin & Jan Logie
Delivering for Canterbury – Hon Megan Woods
Taking action to sort out insurance and Earthquake Commission mess – Hon Megan Woods & Hon Andrew Little
An independent fiscal institution for New Zealand – Hon James Shaw & Hon Grant Robertson
Taking action on child poverty, housing and homelessness
Government ramps up drive to reduce child poverty – Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
Building houses to tackle the crisis – Hon Phil Twyford & Hon Jenny Salesa
Healthier homes for more Kiwi families – Hon Megan Woods & Hon James Shaw
Investing in our children – Hon Tracey Martin
Promoting economic development and supporting the regions
First Steps – restoring New Zealand’s Foreign Service – Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand to boost development spending – Rt Hon Winston Peters
Bloodstock tax rules to change – Rt Hon Winston Peters
Provincial New Zealand wins big – Hon Shane Jones
Research and development key to building a stronger and more productive economy – Hon Megan Woods & Hon Stuart Nash
Investing in our rangatahi – Hon Nanaia Mahuta & Hon Willie Jackson
Youth employment training places double – Hon Carmel Sepuloni & Hon Ron Mark
Protecting our workers from exploitation – Hon Iain Lees-Galloway
Strengthening our hand against migrant exploitation – Hon Iain Lees-Galloway
New services to support refugees – Hon Iain Lees-Galloway
Cracking down on tax dodgers and restoring fairness – Hon Stuart Nash
Protecting communities by targeting drug smugglers – Hon Meka Whaitiri
Budget improves cyber threat response – Hon Clare Curran
Enhancing and protecting our natural resources
Stronger biosecurity to protect the foundations of our primary sector – Hon Damien O’Connor
Science boost for key farm management tool – Hon Damien O’Connor & Hon David Parker
Growing a sustainable and productive primary sector – Hon Damien O’Connor & Hon James Shaw
A green light for our net-zero-emissions future, sustainable jobs and growth – Hon James Shaw
Budget backs nature – Hon Eugenie Sage
Backing nature – funding a future for native species – Hon Eugenie Sage
Resource Management Act oversight unit to be established – Hon David Parker
Enriching New Zealand’s culture and identity
Recognising the importance of our arts, culture and heritage – Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
Supporting quality media and NZ’s digital economy – Hon Clare Curran
Enhancing Defence Force capability – Hon Ron Mark
Māori Development focuses on housing, training and whenua – Hon Nanaia Mahuta
Bringing back manaakitanga – Hon Kelvin Davis, Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Hon Peeni Henare, Hon Willie Jackson & Hon Meka Whaitiri
Support for safe and healthy local communities – Hon Nanaia Mahuta
 MIL OSI New Zealand

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