Monday, February 24, 2020

Broken Promises

Seniors

“Seniors will be entitled to an annual free health and eye check as part of the new SuperGold Card.” Failed to deliver. Despite the Deputy Prime Minister’s big promises of...

School Donations

“It will remove or reduce financial barriers to access, by offering more funding to schools that do not charge fees.....” Failed to deliver. The Government’s school donations programme does not...

Mental Health

“It will pilot counsellors in primary schools, and it will rebuild outdated or unsuitable classrooms."Ensuring everyone has access to timely and high quality mental health services, including free counselling for under 25 year olds."

Medicinal Cannabis

“Funding for alcohol and drug addiction services will increase, and drug addiction will be treated as a health issue. Medicinal cannabis will be made available for people with terminal illnesses or in chronic pain. As part...

Infrastructure

“This Government is committed to major investments in housing, health, education, police, and infrastructure.” Failed to deliver. Reallocation of funding for $5 billion of state highway projects resulted...

Immigration

“To help ease pressures on our housing, infrastructure and public services, this government will make sure we get our immigration settings right.  It will cut down on low quality international education courses and will ensure work...

One Billion Trees

“This government is committed to a new planting programme, planting 100 million trees a year to reach a billion more trees in ten years.” Failed to deliver. No matter how...

State Services

State Services Minister Chris Hipkins promised in mid-2018 this Government would "reduce the reliance on expensive consultants and contractors, saving taxpayers many millions of dollars a year".At that time, the total spend across all 30-plus public...

Homelessness

“This will be a government of transformation... It will lift up those who have been forgotten or neglected, it will take action on child poverty and homelessness... and it will build a truly prosperous nation and a...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

“Climate change is the greatest challenge facing the world. If we do not urgently reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases, warming will disrupt the climate which our agriculture and other industries depend upon, and sea-level rise...