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Quick fire with Grant Robertson: Billion dollar prison plans and defence force investment

Join Q+A's Corin Dann for questions around spending demands for Grant Robertson. Source: Q+A

The Minister of Finance talks to TVNZ1's Corin Dann about taxes, possibly pay increases for nurses and teachers and how he plans to limit spending. 

"This is a government that agrees with Bill English, that prisons are a moral and fiscal failure. We’ve got a plan to reduce the overall prison population," Mr Robertson said, when asked if Labour will continue National's plans to create a billion dollar prison. 

He said any discussion on the new rebuild "is a live discussion at the moment".

Grant Robertson talks social dividends, are pay rises on the cards for teachers? Source: Q+A

The Finance Minister also discussed whether the new government would be held to the commitment of $20 billion to the New Zealand Defence Force. 

Mr Robertson said instead they would be reviewing defence procurement.