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".
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.