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National will oppose prisoners getting the vote

Losing the right to vote is a consequence of serious offending and National will oppose any law that changes this, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “Labour, the Greens and...


20k more children in poverty under Jacinda Ardern

Huge increases in the cost of living because of the Government’s poor policy making decisions means 20,000 more children are living in poverty since Jacinda Ardern became the Prime Minister,...


Hunger strike the new way to get early release

The Department of Corrections decision to release a prisoner on hunger strike is an alarming indicator of the culture that Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has built within the organisation, National’s...


National to look at reciprocal deportation law

Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says a National Government will look at amending the law to allow Australians convicted of serious crimes in New Zealand to be deported. If elected, National...


Time to release the secret Coalition Agreement

National is calling on Jacinda Ardern to do the right thing by voters and finally release the secret coalition agreement between Labour and NZ First. “There are serious questions which...


Live organ donations hit record high

MP for Hutt South Chris Bishop says it’s fantastic news that 2019 was a record year for live organ donations in New Zealand. “The Compensation for Live Organ Donors Act,...


Thousands of jobs at risk as Government takes aim at film industry

The Government’s proposals for more regulation in New Zealand’s film industry will put jobs at risk, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Todd McClay says. “Labour, the Greens and New...


Government breaks promise on learning support

Another of the Prime Minister’s promises to New Zealanders has rung hollow as her Government fails to deliver 623 learning support coordinators in schools by 2020, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki...


Minister caught napping instead of trapping TB

Hawke’s Bay has been in the midst of a significant Tuberculosis (TB) outbreak for some time and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has been slow to act, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Todd...


Another laser incident proves need for law change

Yesterday’s arrest of a man flashing a laser at the Police’s Eagle helicopter in Christchurch is further evidence the current law is not strong enough, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says....