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New offence for non-disclosure in child abuse cases

Opposition Leader Simon Bridges has today announced a National Government would introduce a new offence to criminalise the non-disclosure of information relating to child abuse cases. “As a former Crown...


Speech: National’s economic plan for 2020

Global situation The world is an uncertain and difficult place right now. More uncertain and difficult than it has been for some while. Trade wars and geopolitics define the relationship...


National’s economic plan for 2020 and beyond

National Leader Simon Bridges has today outlined National’s economic plan heading into election 2020. “National understands the economy and how it impacts on New Zealanders day to day lives. The...


Coalition chaos over no new mines policy

The Government’s policy of no new mines on conservation land is in disarray as Government Ministers can’t agree, National’s Conservation spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “Damien O’Connor is now claiming the...


Changes sought to racing reforms

The latest tranche of racing industry reforms have the potential to allocate too much power to the Minister and National will be pushing for changes, National’s Racing spokesperson Ian McKelvie...


Economic growth slowing under Coalition Government

The Reserve Bank has confirmed 2019 was a fizzer with today’s Monetary Policy Statement estimating economic growth of just 1.6 per cent in 2019, National’s Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says....


Homebuyers shouldn’t be competing with Kāinga Ora

The Government is so haphazard on housing that the Minister of Finance wasn’t even aware Kāinga Ora has been spending millions buying houses out from under the nose of potential...


Prime Minister breaks promise for early intervention

The Ministry of Education (MOE) today confirmed that the Government has failed to deliver on the Prime Minister’s 2018 promise to reduce early intervention waiting times for young children, National’s...


Cities in fear of gangs shows need for new Bill

For the second time National’s Firearms Prohibition Orders Bill has been drawn from the Ballot, hopefully this time the Government will come to its senses and support this sensible piece...


NZ First funding decisions should be audited

All funding decisions made by NZ First Ministers should be reviewed in light of the New Zealand First Foundation’s alleged mishandling of party donations, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says....