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Hipkins announces reallocation of portfolios in wake of Kiri Allan resignation

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Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has announced the reallocation of Kiri Allan’s ministerial portfolios, promoting newer Ministers who have demonstrated promise.

“Ginny Andersen will become the Minister of Justice,” Chris Hipkins said.

“Aligning the Justice and Police portfolios will be important in the coming weeks as we progress ram raid legislation to ensure young offenders face more accountability for their crimes.

“Kieran McAnulty will become the Minister for Regional Development, which aligns with his current portfolio of Rural Communities.

“Grant Robertson is already leading the Government’s rolling maul of initiatives supporting communities impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle. He will take over the lead coordination role for Tairawhiti.

“At his request David Parker will pass on Revenue to Barbara Edmonds, freeing him up to focus on transport.

“Prior to entering Parliament Barb was a specialist tax lawyer and I have confidence in her to ability to pick up a greater share of the economic work of the Government, which is why I am also making her an Associate Minister of Finance.

“She will relinquish her Associate Health role which will be redistributed amongst other Health Ministers.

“Damien O’Connor will pick up Associate Transport and will support David Parker in that role.

“Between now and the election our singular focus must be on making life better for everyday Kiwis. That is what I have sought to do, and I need everyone to do the same,” Chris Hipkins said.

Overall there are 25 Ministers in the executive, with 18 in Cabinet.

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    • Maaate, I was celebrating.
      I thought we’d see an unemployment line made up of all the fascist currently occupying parliament.
      In fact, I have an even better idea: put these parasites in a chain gang and let them cut gorse.
      When the damage these bullsh*titians have inflicted on the New Zealand people over the last 3 years becomes apparent, not sure if standing in any public line will be an option for the corrupt political elite.

      • Yes this Labour Party revolving doors clown show has been a disaster for NZ
        And they’re not done yet
        The wheels are coming off but the damage has been inflicted
        Greg Hallett author of Hitler Was a British Agent said “NZ was a clown factory’
        Labour are living proof
        And where is Ardern?
        Last seen walking down SH1 with an empty gas can
        If it wasn’t so tragic it would be funny

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