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Closing The Gaps Baggage Too Heavy

Published: Mon 11 Dec 2000 04:24 PM
Prime Minister Helen Clark says she doesn’t use the phrase “Closing the Gaps” anymore, because of the baggage that has become associated with it.
“It’s a phrase inherited from the last Government … However they have decided to stigmatise it,” Miss Clark said today.
“It’s a phrase that I don’t use any more.”
All reference to the controversial phrase has been scotched in the third reading of the Health and Disability Bill.

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