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Cuts and Results: PM Press Conference Monday 12th Mar, 2012

Published: Mon 12 Mar 2012 06:48 PM
PM's Press Conference Monday 12th Mar, 2012
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By Mark P. Williams
Today the Prime Minister announced that his forthcoming speech at the Auckland Chamber of Commerce will include proposals for yet more public service restructuring.
The Prime Minister stated that he wanted a results-focused public service sectoras it makes up a quarter of the New Zealand economy.
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Questions:
-- The PM answered questions about the scale of job cuts to be expected
-- The PM answered questions on the High Court judgment on the Crafar Farms
-- The PM was asked whether he felt his public service programme changes had been too aggressive particularly in the case of MFAT
-- The PM was asked to what degree the Govt requirements were likely to influence the nature of cuts to be made
-- The PM was asked about whether the apparent suspension in the process of appointing a new chief executive in the Department of Labour was because of the current programme
-- The PM was asked whether, in the wake of the Kim Dotcom trial, he was happy with the success of the 'Investor Plus' category for immigration.
-- The PM was asked whether the timing of his speech on Thursday at the same time as David Shearer's first speech as Labour Leader was an unhappy coincidence
-- The PM was asked whether there were any issues regarding the appointment of Dr Wayne Mapp MP to the Law Commission
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Scoop Video : Youtube Video of Prime Minister John Key's press conference today.
Prime Minister's Press Conference - Video
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Mark P. Williams
Political Journalist and Independent Academic Researcher
Journalist and independent academic researcher with primary interests in politics and literature.
As a researcher I am a contributor to various academic publications, including Alluvium journal of 21st century literature, The Literary London Journal, The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, and Critical Engagements: Journal of the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies (UKNMFS).
As a journalist, I have worked as Parliamentary reporter for Scoop Independent Media and International editor for the Scoop Review of Books.
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