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Drug driving Bill rejection dangerous and short sighted

The voting down of a Members Bill which would have kept our roads safer and saved lives is incomprehensible, Wairarapa MP Alastair Scott says. “My Bill would have allowed police...


Psychoactive Substances Bill passes 2nd reading

Synthetic drugs are a blight on our society, and those who deal and profit from them have been put on notice today as the Psychoactive Substances Amendment Bill passed its...


$20k to set up and dismantle three tables

The income tax of four minimum wage earners for a full year was spent on setting up three tables at the Government’s $1.6 million Criminal Justice Summit, National’s Justice spokesperson...


Unions prioritised over medicines funding

Health Minister David Clark must come clean about funding for new medicines being pulled from Pharmac to settle the nurses’ pay dispute, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “This Government...


Government in disagreement over fuel taxes

The Prime Minister and the Transport Minister can’t agree on the impact their fuel taxes are having on New Zealanders, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Last week the Prime...


Psychoactive Substances Bill returns for Second Reading

The Government will have the opportunity to take action against the growing damage caused by synthetic drugs when the Psychoactive Substances Amendment Bill returns to Parliament tomorrow for its second...


National Caucus votes to expel Jami-Lee Ross

Earlier today the National Party Caucus voted unanimously to expel Jami-Lee Ross. This was the strongest possible action the Caucus can take and reflects the seriousness of the issues and...


Fuel tax, low dollar, bad policies hike living costs

Figures today show a falling New Zealand dollar, rising fuel prices and bad Government policies are driving up the cost of living for Kiwi families, National Finance spokesperson Amy Adams...


Statement on National Party Leak Inquiry

Earlier today I received the independent report from PwC on their investigation into the recent leak of the National Party’s travel expenses. The report states that the evidence identified points...


Govt drags its feet on medicinal cannabis

Documents released to National show the Government is years away from enabling increased access to medicinal cannabis despite the potential for it to be available in around 12 months under...