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Treasury secretary advises the finance minister, 2011

Treasury secretary advises the finance minister, 2011

Treasury is one of the most influential public service agencies, advising the government on finance and economic policy. Here the secretary (the highest official) of Treasury, John Whitehead (right), advises Finance Minister Bill English during a hearing of the finance and expenditure select committee at Parliament in February 2011. At this hearing Mr English said state-owned power companies were earning excessive returns and should be made more commercially competitive.

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Richard Shaw, 'Public service - The public service in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33033/treasury-secretary-advises-the-finance-minister-2011 (accessed 15 August 2020)

Story by Richard Shaw, published 20 Jun 2012