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More people, fewer jobs

The Government is overseeing a slowing economy that isn’t creating enough jobs to keep up with population growth, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “Despite the Government’s talk of wellbeing...


Government’s teacher package a mixed bag

The Government’s pre-Budget education announcement today is a mixed bag for the sector, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “While it is positive Education Minister Chris Hipkins has abandoned his...


Jones stonewalls over 119 missing PGF projects

Shane Jones’ reprimand from the Speaker today for refusing to account for missing Provincial Growth Fund projects shows he has as little respect for Parliamentary process as he has for...


Nash treating public with contempt over security leak

Police Minister Stuart Nash has been caught out quibbling with words and semantics rather than admitting to the public a secret list of more than 100 people being actively monitored...


KiwiBuild convos cause for concern

Housing Minister Phil Twyford has shown how fast and loose he is playing with taxpayer money by underwriting millions worth of KiwiBuild houses based on little more than casual chats...


Misuse of Drugs Bill equates to de facto decriminalisation

Submissions to the Health Select Committee today made clear that the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill is de facto decriminalisation of all drug possession, National Spokesperson for Drug Reform Paula...


Fewer jobs and more on the benefit

The number of New Zealanders with jobs has fallen by 4000 in the past three months according to today’s Stats NZ labour market figures, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says....


Census delays are the only thing adding up

The announcement of another delay for the release of the 2018 Census data means it will be almost a year since the first deadline, showing the complete and utter shambles...


Welfare reform sitting in limbo

After sitting on the Welfare Expert Advisory Group’s report for two months, the Government will report back later this week making next to no changes, Leader of the Opposition Simon...


Junior doctors’ strike putting lives at risk

This week’s junior doctors’ strike will not only cause mass disruption but could put lives at risk, National’s Health Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “Up to 4000 doctors are striking for...