Experts have raised security concerns that vulnerabilities in MoBIE’s half million-dollar website could lead to a possible Ashley Maddison-style hack, says Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson David Clark.
“The real issue here is not what data is immediately available, but what connections this vulnerability opens up. Every security wall is critical. Once behind the veil, hackers can explore connections to other Government held-data.
Exports to China have fallen by 27 per cent over the last 12 months - showing that the looming economic slowdown should have been expected by the Government, says Labour’s Economic Development Spokesperson David Clark.
“The Chinese economic slowdown should have surprised no one, but National has been caught flat-footed. It’s clear that China has been slowing down for some time but National has done nothing to diversify our markets to prepare for days like Black Monday.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s $560,000 outlay on its new website is further evidence of excessive spending by Steven Joyce on his pet project super ministry, Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson David Clark says.
“Hot on the heels of revelations about MBIE spending $260,000 on a sun deck, $140,000 on a television screen and hair straighteners, there is another project which has come at a considerable cost to the taxpayer.
The Government’s handling of the Problem Gambling Foundation’s axing in a cost-cutting exercise has been ham-fisted and harmful to some of the most vulnerable people in society, Associate Health Labour spokesperson David Clark says.
“Today’s court ruling overturning the axing of the contract of one of the country’s most respected social service providers proves just how inept the Ministry of Health’s contracting processes are.
The number of MoBIE staff earning more than $150,000 has risen 23 per cent in just a year, Labour’s Economic Development Spokesperson David Clark says.
Documents obtained from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment show there are now nearly 200 people in this one Ministry alone being paid more than $150,000 and a whopping 107 individuals earning over $170,000.
A Minister's comments at a press conference in Dunedin today show just how easily costs can blow out at the Southern DHB, Labour's Acting Health spokesman David Clark says.
"Fresh from criticising everyone from members of the Board that his Government appointed to governments of decades past, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has let slip that the rebuild cost for Dunedin Hospital has grown by a half overnight.
News that the Government has appointed a Commissioner to replace the Southern District Health Board is hardly a surprise given the mounting pressure it has been under to do more with a lot less, says Labour’s Acting Health spokesperson David Clark.
“Southern DHB has been under the gun for some time. It has made a number of quite drastic cuts over the last six years as it struggled to maintain services, at times putting patients at risk.