Megan Woods should stop re-announcing R&D programmes

Published: Wed 14 Mar 2018 05:12 PM
Parmjeet Parmar
National Party Spokesperson for Research, Science and Innovation
14 March 2018
Megan Woods should stop re-announcing R programmes
Science and innovation Minister Megan Woods should stop re-announcing the previous Government’s R programmes and come up with some of her own, National Party Science and Innovation Spokesperson Parmjeet Parmar says.
“Ms Woods has attempted to fool the media by re-launching the MBIE Innovative Partnerships programme which was previously announced and launched by the National Government in 2016,” Ms Parmar says.
“It is clear that she has nothing new to say on research and development.
“The Ardern-Peters Government have spent so much on its bribe to university students that the word around town is that there will be no new funding available for research and development in this year’s budget.
“Labour has set a big target of lifting research and development spending to 2 per cent of GDP but they have no plan on how to get there.
“Ms Woods needs to stop re-treading the previous Government’s programmes and announce the detail of her own policies.”

Next in New Zealand politics

On the perils of using PPPs to meet Auckland’s roading needs
By: Gordon Campbell
No new permits for offshore exploration
By: New Zealand Government
Prime Minister to attend CHOGM
By: New Zealand Government
On Thompson+ Clark, and Russia’s FIFA World Cup
By: Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the GCSB’s security hang-up with Russia
By: Gordon Campbell
Watch live: New $30b plan to tackle Auckland transport woes
Govt, Auckland Council release $28bn plan for transport
By: BusinessDesk
Record investment to get Auckland moving
By: New Zealand Government
Northcote a piggy bank for Labour’s transport plan
By: New Zealand National Party
Fuel tax funds nothing new but multi-billion tram
By: New Zealand National Party
Auckland transport plan a huge win for commuters
By: Green Party
New Transport Plan will unlock Auckland
By: Generation Zero
Generation Zero Welcomes Land Transport GPS
By: Generation Zero
ATAP 2018 Transport Plan a big step forward
By: KiwiRail
REINZ welcomes Auckland Transport Alignment Project
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media