Story: Treasury

The word of Treasury

The word of Treasury

In the 21st century, as in the 19th and 20th centuries, Treasury remained the guardian of the public finances. During the global financial crisis that broke out in September 2008, the public service was encouraged to become more efficient and to economise, as during many past economic and financial crises.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Treasury - Treasury and the state sector since 1980', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 20 Jun 2012