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Opposition says abolishing Public Service Targets flawed

30 January 2018

Posted in: Pacific Radio News,

By Ruci Farrell - ruci.farrell@pmn.co.nz

Former Minister for Pacific Peoples Alfred Ngaro says the government's plan to abolish the Public Service Targets set in place by the previous government is flawed. 

Ngaro says Pacific communities are among the vulnerable communities that benefitted under the public service policy. 

"If they take it away what are they going to replace it with and are we going to go back to the point where our government departments are no longer going to be accountable to the public in regards to the targets that are set?"

Alfred Ngaro. Photo/ PRN.

National Party Leader Bill English says because of the Public Service Targets there are now 60,000 fewer children living in a benefit dependent household, the number of 18-year-olds who do not achieve NCEA Level 2 has halved, rheumatic fever has dramatically reduced and youth crime has dropped by a third.

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