Apr 29, 2024, 10:36 PM
budget statement

Rare Disorders NZ has made a Budget Policy Submission to the Finance and Expenditure Committee.

Rare Disorders New Zealand (RDNZ) recommends that BPS 2024:

  1. Includes a set of authentic wellbeing objectives as required by the 2020 amendment to the Public Finance Act;
  2. Demonstrates how the Budget 2024 priorities contribute to the Government’s overarching goals for its term of office, including improved health outcomes in particular; 
  3. Includes “improving the health, wellbeing and quality of life for all New Zealanders” as a priority for Budget 2024;
  4. Amends the operating balance and government spending commentary to include analysis of the extent to which government expenditure can be considered an investment in New Zealanders’ future health, wellbeing, quality of life and productivity; 
  5. Amends the commentary on debt so that there is recognition that high quality investments that provide benefits to New Zealand over time should include investment in New Zealanders’ health, wellbeing and quality of life, which will increase the productive capacity of the economy.

Read our full submission here.

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