Labour's foolproof employment policy

  • Roger Sowry
Employment

Labour's employment policy includes one concept, which is guaranteed to create jobs, said the Hon Roger Sowry, Minister of Employment.

The party has promised to create 62 new ministerial portfolios, ministries, offices and funds - meaning hundreds of new jobs for chief executives, advisers and public servants.

"Of course this would be good news for Wellington, where most of these new jobs would be created - and paid by taxes drawn from around the rest of New Zealand," Mr Sowry said.

"Some of these new industries would focus on particularly important areas, such as the Advances for Major Home Repairs Programme, and the Rethink Working Time Unit."

"And I'm sure that the Local Economic and Employment Task Force and it's cousin the New Local Economic Assistance Fund would have no trouble thinking up more areas where new jobs could be created."

"I just hope it wouldn't create too much work for the new National advisory committee for the new Minister of Disability Services, the Employment Relations Commission or the new Employment Equity Office."

Mr Sowry said Labour's plan would see hundreds of new bureaucrats moving to the Capital. "However I guess it would create a mini-property boom, and people on low incomes should consider saving up for rental property to take advantage of the market."

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Labour has promised to create 62 Ministers, Ministries, Offices, Funds:
Industry New Zealand
New Local Economic Assistance Fund
Minister of Rural Affairs
FARM Partnership Pilot Scheme
Heart of the Nation project
Arts Capital Fund
Community based Employment Enterprises - Artworks
Community Based Employment Enterprises (COMBEES)
Artists Fellowship Fund
Maori Cultural Foundation
Hazards Control Commission
Natural Heritage Fund
Environment Court
Community Environmental Advocates network
New Zealand Waste Reduction Foundation
Green Jobs Unit
The specialist competition court
New Zealand Superannuation Fund
Office of the Guardian of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund
Employment Relations Commission
Employment Equity Office
Music Commission
Pacific Islands Broadcasting Foundation
Industry Forum (Communications)
Minister of Disability Services
National advisory committee for the Minister of Disability Services
Local Economic and Employment Task Force
Small business division in IDENZ
New Zealand Purchasing Council within IDENZ
Strategy New Zealand
Rethinking Working Time Unit
Technology for Business Growth Fund
National Health Archive
Healthy Beginnings programme
Family/Whanau care services programme
Rural Services Scheme (Health)
Register of Immigration Consultants
New Zealand Immigration and Investment Association.
Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs
Minister of Civil Aviation
Transport Advisory Council
Safer Community Councils
Community Safety Office
Commissioner for Victims of Crime
Schools Out Child Minding Centres
Youth Councils
Maori Development Commission
Maori Broadcasting Company
National Crime Authority
Social Science Research Council
Stepping out
Advances for Major Home Repairs Programme
Seniors Discount Card Scheme
Healthy Beginnings
Minister for the Community/Voluntary Sector
Social Audit function
Regional Tourism Development programme
Minister of Ethnic Affairs
Venture Capital Scheme
Youth Advice Centre
Ministry of Emergency Services