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Tertiary reforms to gut regional education

The Government’s tertiary reforms will gut New Zealand’s regional education, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “The Government has today passed its Reform of Vocational Education, a Bill...


David Clark quiet as DHB deficits balloon

The financial performance of District Health Boards (DHBs) is continuing to worsen under Health Minister David Clark’s leadership, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “DHB deficit for the first five...


Another opportunity to strengthen firearms law

National is once again giving the Government an opportunity to strengthen firearms legislation by submitting amendments to its legislation which is due back before Parliament, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson...


Quarantine facilities needed for coronavirus

People who are possibly affected by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) are putting more effort into quarantining than the Government, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “While the Government is encouraging...


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....