A green light for a sustainable future
We know there is no Planet B, and our future has to be Green. This Budget takes a big step forward in our plan to transition to a net-zero-emissions economy by 2050, with a Green Investment Fund. Starting with $100 million, the fund will encourage private-sector investment in high-value, low-carbon industries, clean tech and new jobs.
Saving birds gets massive budget boost
Budget 2018 backs nature with $181.6m in new funding to deliver on our promise to invest significantly in conservation. After years of neglect and piecemeal funding, Budget 2018 ensures that DOC can plan ahead and target the pests that are devastating the habitats of New Zealand’s unique species.
Making our homes warmer and dryer
We want all New Zealanders to live in a warm, dry and healthy home, and Budget 2018 makes this more achievable for people with lower incomes through the Warmer Kiwi Homes programme.
Funding a future for native species
Our native birds, insects and plants are what make this country unique. The Greens in Government are achieving real change by saving the wildlife we all love and want to see protected for future generations.
More funding for family violence agencies
MPs from all three parties in government – Labour, the Greens and NZ First – stood together as the Prime Minister announced the first funding increase to frontline family violence agencies in ten years.
Farming for the future
We’ve set an ambitious goal for New Zealand to become a net-zero-emissions economy by 2050. Cleaner, smarter farming is central to our plan for sustainable growth.
Welfare focused on wellbeing
We know the welfare system hasn’t been working the way it should and this Government understands everyone needs support from time to time, and should be treated with dignity and respect, not contempt.
Valuing our community midwives
Mothers and babies rely on and value the work of midwives, and the government should too. This Government has today announced additional support of over $103.6 million over the next four years for community midwifery services.
Piloting a better approach for youth mental health
Helping young people have the skills needed to face life’s ups and downs benefits us all. Improving resilience and building life skills will begin to address some of the despair and lack of hope that some of our young people are facing.
A new government agent to address family and sexual violence
Family and sexual violence is a blight on New Zealand society, with over half a million people directly affected each year. Budget 2018 begins work to set up a new central agent to lead a national strategy to address family and sexual violence.