PM’s Post Cabinet Press conference 30/04/18

Article – Joseph Cederwall

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern attended the Post Cabinet press conference today. Ardern made no major announcements, simply outlining her week ahead and opening up the floor to questions.


The Prime Minister’s Week Ahead

Tues – House Resumes for 4 week session including budget 17 may

Weds – Attending NZQA Top scholar awards

Thurs – Will be meeting with Sheik Abdullah – Foreign Minister of the UAE and delivering a pre-budget speech to a Business NZ lunch

Friday – Announcement in relation to the housing crisis alongside Minister Twyford

Saturday – Speaking at the Labour Party Auckland regional conference

Questions to the PM included:

the free trade agreement with The UAE;

• the demise of the non-nuclear agreement between UAE and Iran;

• fuel pricing and the BP pricing revelations;

• the Auckland regional fuel tax;

• The backdown over pre-election commitments to lower GP visits by $10

• Whether the Government will consider reviewing Budget responsibility restraints

• The Dunedin Hospital rebuild

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