Briefing to the Incoming Minister of Finance
Published 17 Feb 2017
Page updated 22 Feb 2017
This briefing was prepared for the incoming Minister of Finance and is part of the suite of briefings prepared for incoming Ministers following the changes to portfolios in December 2016.
See also 2016 Treasury Briefings to Ministers.
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