Revolution (part four) - The New Country
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Original upload date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT
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Four-part series Revolution examined radical changes in New Zealand society in the 1980s and 1990s. This final episode sums up, after examining "the second wave" of neoliberal reform when National tooShow more
k power in 1990 shortly after Telecom was sold to American interests. Incoming finance minister Ruth "mother of all budgets" Richardson oversaw a reduction of welfare payments, a shake-up of the health system, and a curbing of union powers. Richardson: "in a human sense I understood that [community outrage], but that wasn't going to deflect me".