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National setting the agenda in Parliament

The National Party is continuing to be the Party of ideas and leadership with four Members’ Bills being drawn from the Ballot today. Members’ Bills from Auckland Central MP Nikki...


Firearms Bill shot down by coalition Government

The coalition Government has today voted down legislation which would have given police new powers to make sure the most dangerous gang members with a history of serious crimes don’t...


NZ First hypocrites on Māori seats

NZ First has set new standards in hypocrisy in campaigning to abolish the Māori seats but now voting for a Bill that entrenches them, National’s Electoral law spokesperson Nick Smith...


Govt already committed millions for more refugees

The Government has already committed millions more dollars to taking more refugees revealing Winston Peters’ undermining of the Prime Minister to be even more deliberate, National’s Immigration spokesperson Michael Woodhouse...


KiwiSaver for foster children Bill passes first reading

Foster children are a step closer today to having a more secure financial future with easier access to Kiwisaver, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “The KiwiSaver (Foster Parent Opting in...


Govt chills jobs market by stoking wage hopes

The Government is sending a chilling wind into the jobs market by stoking wage expectations and increasing the power of the unions, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott Simpson...


Energy transition needs innovation not blanket bans

The Productivity Commission report on how to transition to a low-emissions economy makes a key recommendation that appears lost on this Government – technological advances will be critical to success,...


Kelvin Davis has no job description

Crown/Māori Relations Minister Kelvin Davis has been in the job for ten months but still has no idea what his job description is, National’s Crown/Māori spokesperson Chris Finlayson says. “Mr...


Triennial review a cash grab for government parties

The seventh triennial appropriation review committee report tabled in Parliament today goes well beyond the usual brief of considering the resources an MP should have to best undertake their representative...


Highway funding cuts come at a terrible time

With the news that new vehicle sales reached a record in August, major cuts to state highway funding could not have come at a worse time, National’s Transport spokesperson, Jami-Lee...