Parata isn’t calling it a cut – she’s calling it tough luck

Pacific Minister Hekia Parata’s denial that she has cut funding from her Ministry’s Budget is an insult to Pasifika people desperately seeking the brighter future her Party promised, says Labour’s spokesperson for Pacific Island Affairs Su’a William Sio. “The Minister’s argument that Budget 2013 ‘appears’ funding-lite, only because Budget 2012/13 was buffered with underspends, is…


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