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Govt must act now to reduce synthetic drug harm

The Coroner’s report released this morning showing there had been between 40-45 deaths in the last 12 months as a result of synthetic drug use is cause for great concern,...


Davis’ public statements don’t stack up

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis continues to show what little control he has left of his portfolio, failing to reconcile his public statements with the recommendations he made to Cabinet about...


MMP law change would breach German constitution

Government changes to New Zealand MMP electoral law enabling a party leader to dismiss an MP would break the constitutional law Allied Powers put in place following the end of...


Combustible cladding ban better late than never

The Government’s decision to suspend certificates for combustible cladding similar to that found in horrific Grenfell Tower fire is welcomed by National Party Building and Construction spokesperson Andrew Bayly. Today...


Govt working in shadows to hike fuel taxes

Reports that the Transport Minister is coaching councils behind the scenes on how to best impose new fuel taxes around New Zealand shows a woeful disregard for the expenses he...


Govt won’t support better health for newborns

Last night the Government voted down my Members Bill that would improve health outcomes for mothers and their babies by ensuring that newborns are enrolled with a GP before they...


Conflicting priorities leave regions hanging

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage is increasingly showing how hamstrung she is as the Government’s competing coalition priorities continue to go against her, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. The Government...


National puts forward medicinal cannabis regime

National has today lodged a Member’s Bill to implement a comprehensive medicinal cannabis regime that would widen access to medicinal cannabis and license high quality domestic production, Opposition Leader Simon...


Hipkins kneecaps most vocal partnership schools

Education Minister Chris Hipkins continues to disrespect partnership schools, overseeing a vindictive process to axe the model, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “Mr Hipkins has given different treatment to...


KiwiBuild is a risky business

The Housing Minister confirmed today that he is happy to put hardworking taxpayers’ money at risk for his KiwiBuild project, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Mr Twyford’s Cabinet paper...