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Members' Bill giving 'safe harbour' option lodged

Wairarapa MP Alastair Scott’s Members’ Bill seeks to support businesses by giving companies in difficulty more opportunities to turn their fortunes around. “My Bill would create the option of a...


Statement on unfolding events in Iraq

New Zealand should emulate our friends Britain and Australia by keeping troops on the ground in Iraq but with contingency plans to move them quickly if required, National’s Defence spokesperson...


Call to support petition to reform Unit Titles Act

Momentum is building to reform the law around Unit Titles with almost 500 people lending their support to a petition calling for change, National’s Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye and...


National proposes ‘no body, no parole’ Members’ Bill

A Members’ Bill that would see convicted murderers ineligible for parole if they don’t reveal the location of their victim’s body has been lodged in the ballot, Hamilton West MP...


Bushfires illustrate need to fund fire research

The bushfires ravaging Australia are a sobering illustration of why New Zealand’s life-saving research into rural fires needs consistent Government funding, National’s Research, Science and Innovation Spokesperson Parmjeet Parmar says....


New Year must be time for sunscreen surety

A Members’ Bill that would ensure all sunscreens on the shelf meet our standards and actually provide the protection they claim has been lodged in the ballot, Bay of Plenty...


Therapy dogs needed in Courts

New Zealand Courts should have therapy dogs available for children and vulnerable people participating in the system, National’s Courts spokesperson Chris Penk says. “It can often be a traumatic experience...


Minister must launch inquiry into PHARMAC decision

The Health Minister’s first act of 2020 should be to establish a ministerial inquiry into PHARMAC’s decision to switch to Logem – the generic form of epilepsy drug lamotrigine –...


National looking after rural communities

National has put forward a series of proposals to improve the health of rural communities, National’s Rural Communities spokesperson Matt King says. “New Zealanders living in isolated, rural areas deserve...


Govt incompetence leaving women waiting for pay equity

Women in New Zealand will have to wait even longer before progress is made on pay equity because this incompetent Government can’t follow due process, MP for Maungakiekie Denise Lee...