Ministerial workload

Nanaia Manhuta says in her NZ Herald interview that her work-load has increased ten to twenty-fold since becoming a Minister.

Now if we took her literally, this would mean she was only doing 5 hours work a week before she became a Minister.

Nevertheless she does reflect how much greater the workload is for Ministers. Becoming a Minister adds at least the following onto your schedule:

* Cabinet Meetings
* Cabinet Committee Meetings
* Briefings from Officials
* Consideration of Papers
* Portfolio Related Visits
* Media announcements on your portfolios
* Staff meetings and staff management

In exchange you lost some or all of your select committee responsibilities. But you do still have all your constituency and party responsibilities.

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