Another cost blow out

Newshub reports:

The Government’s dole for apprenticeships scheme could start rolling out this year, with proper implementation in 2019.

Newshub can reveal details of the scheme after an embarrassing Government blunder.

The Government blacks out sections it wants to keep under wraps in documents it releases. A simple cut and paste into a Word document revealed to Newshub the figures it wanted to keep restricted in a Cabinet paper released on Wednesday.

This isn’t the first time they have done this.

policy from the election estimated the cost of the policy to be $13.2 million per year. The Cabinet paper shows it is likely to be about four times that – anywhere between $51m and $63m a year.

This is why we should have independent costings of party’s policies. You can’t trust them to do it themselves as they almost always under-estimate the cost.

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