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Is that it Mr Jones?

Regional New Zealand will be feeling let down about all the hoopla around the new Government's provincial growth fund with the announcements made today, Opposition Leader Bill English says. “The...


Partnership Schools Board walk out sad news

National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye is saddened that the current members of the Partnership Schools Authorisation Board have all decided not to make themselves available for reappointment on 1 March...


Lowering police training standards a bad idea

The Coalition Government is putting politics ahead of public safety by lowering police training standards in a desperate attempt to meet its target of 1800 new police officers, National’s Police...


Bill to improve workplace gender equality drawn

A Private Members’ Bill by National Party Maungakiekie MP Denise Lee to help achieve pay equity in female-dominated occupations has been drawn from the ballot this afternoon and will be...


More education ideology from Labour

Labour’s ideological opposition to privately delivered services has reared its ugly head with the removal of a clause in the Education (Tertiary Education and Other Matters) Amendment Bill that treats...


Govt has its head in sand over prison population

The Government continues to have its head in the sand over the rising prison population and its refusal to admit a new prison is urgently needed is putting public safety...


Bill lodged to replace decile system

A Members’ Bill to replace the school decile system with a needs index to better target funding to the children and young people most at risk of not achieving has...


National welcomes release of TPP agreement text

National’s Trade spokesperson Todd McClay has welcomed confirmation that the significant gains won for New Zealand during the past decade of TPP negotiations have been protected, with the release of...


Bill lodged to help women get a fair deal in the workplace

Maungakiekie MP Denise Lee has lodged as a Private Members’ Bill the previous Government’s pay equity legislation to ensure female-dominated occupations are not discriminated against in the workplace. “This Bill...


PM in the dark over her Ministers’ conflicts of interest

It beggars belief that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today admitted she has no idea whether her Education Minister, Associate Education Minister or Employment Minister have declared actual or perceived conflicts...