New Zealand ‘wellbeing’ budget promises billions to care for most vulnerable

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Widespread praise for ‘world-first’ budget tackling mental illness, family violence and child poverty

  • Eleanor Ainge Roy
  • The Guardian

After more than a year of curiosity and speculation, New Zealand’s Labour coalition government has unveiled its “world-first” wellbeing budget, to widespread praise from social agencies charged with looking after the…

The finance minister, Grant Robertson, unveiled billions for mental health services and child poverty as well as record investment in measures to tackle family violence.

“Success is making New Zealand both a great place to make a living, and a great place to make a…

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