Friday, March 16, 2012

Key announces another super ministry; sez more to come

John Key today announced a merger of the Health, Education and Welfare Ministries will occur later this year. The new Ministry of Brighter Futures will save costs with shared back end functions, although the Chief Executive's salary for the new super ministry is expected to be near $10 million a year.

The prime minister foreshadowed an announcement to be made next week, which is rumoured to announce the merger of Justice, Courts, Corrections and Police into the Ministry of Truth and Justice. The super-ministry will also regulate all forms of media, said an anonymous source from the prime minister's press unit.