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National supports bipartisan child poverty approach

National will support the Child Poverty Reduction Bill after securing important changes which will see progress on reducing child poverty properly measured and National’s social investment approach applied, Opposition Leader...


Synthetic drugs rethink welcomed

An indication from the Government that it will reclassify some synthetic drugs as Class A is being welcomed by National but it doesn’t go far enough, National’s MP for Pakuranga...


R&D plan leaves too many questions unanswered

The Government’s R&D Tax Incentive policy shows it has taken on board some of the concerns raised by submitters but today’s release leaves too many unanswered questions, National’s Research, Science...


Apartment reform legislation launched

After several years of work the Unit Titles (Strengthening Body Corporate Governance and Other Matters) Amendment Bill to strengthen the management of apartments and townhouses has today been released by...


Statement on Jami-Lee Ross

In recent days I have been talking with Jami-Lee Ross. He has asked for some time away from Parliament to deal with some personal health issues and I have granted...


Statement from Jami-Lee Ross on medical leave

Recently I have been dealing with some personal health issues. There are times in life where you have to put your own health and family first. As a husband and...


Another rejected offer & more teacher strikes likely

News that the secondary teachers have rejected the Government’s pay offer means that the instability and potential disruption in the sector for teachers, students and parents is far from over,...


Businesses say poor Govt policies hurt growth

The Government can’t continue to cling to policies that are harming the economy while trying to ignore the growing body of negative indicators, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The...


Govt backs down and consults on tahr cull

National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie welcomes the Government finally listening to hunting groups, including the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association and the Game Animal Council, and backing down from its original...


Government must intervene in bus fiasco

It’s time for the Government to intervene in the Wellington bus fiasco by using its powers under the Local Government Act, local National List MP Nicola Willis says. “Wellingtonians are...