Briefing to the Incoming Minister of Finance: Letter from the Secretary to the Treasury to the Minister of Finance: Taking Forward Your Priorities
Published 12 Nov 2014
Page updated 5 Mar 2015
This briefing is part of the suite of briefings prepared for incoming Ministers by the Treasury following the general election of 20 September 2014.
This document has been proactively released. Redactions made to the document have been made consistent with provisions of the Official Information Act 1982.
In March 2015 some previously withheld information was released.
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Letter from the Secretary to the Treasury to the Minister of Finance
Taking Forward Your Priorities:
Purpose and contents of this briefing
Key issues and priorities
How Treasury can help you with your priorities
Bringing it together: strategic choices
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The chart on slide 21 of the Taking forward your priorities slide pack contains an error. The line indicating the previous and current target, and the current target maintained post-2030, should begin at 60 megatonnes instead of 30. This means the abatement figures in the chart should be 85MT for 2013-2020 and 315MT for 2021-2030. The chart on page 8 (Figure One) of the climate change report contains the correct line and abatement figures.
The charts on slide 25 of the Taking forward your priorities' slide pack and p. 41 (Figure 20) of Holding On and Letting Go show the difference in earnings for those with degree and post-degree qualifications relative to sub-degree qualifications. Some of the gap can be explained by a variety of factors inside the tertiary education system (such as links to employers) and outside the system, including economic, industrial and migration factors. The report by Zuccollo et al (2013) on the Private Returns to Tertiary Education' also indicates that New Zealand's low returns for tertiary qualifications as a whole, is in part due to New Zealand having a lot of lower level "type B" degrees and diplomas.
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