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Hipkins needs to do his homework

Education Minister Chris Hipkins revealed that he doesn’t even know some basic facts about his Government’s flagship tertiary policy, after being embarrassingly corrected by his officials in Select Committee today,...


New Health Minister putting Pharmac at risk

Labour’s policy to ring-fence pharmaceutical funding is widely considered to be bad news for Pharmac’s funding model, National Party Associate Health Spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “The Ministry of Health...


Jones needs to get off the couch & work this Xmas

Shane Jones needs to get off the couch and do some real work on the Provincial Growth Fund, National Party Economic Development Spokesman Simon Bridges says. “It’s now obvious he...


Big spending already starting to bite

The Government is already being forced to axe programmes which are making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders because it is mindlessly spending money and running out of...


Low carbon transition must not be rushed

Businesses and communities around New Zealand will be welcoming the Government’s announcement that it will take its time introducing new climate change legislation, National Party Climate Change spokesperson Todd Muller...


Silence on TPP deafening for exporters

The Minister for Trade and Export Growth needs to put New Zealand exporters ahead of coalition politics and get the TPP deal done, National Party Trade Spokesperson Todd McClay says....


29 fiscal time-bombs waiting to blow

The coalition Government has 29 new fiscal time-bombs waiting to go off according to the half-yearly economic and fiscal update, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. “Treasury has identified...


Time running out for Am Cup funding decision

Time is running out for the coalition Government to get the America’s Cup bases up and running for the Cup Defence in Auckland, National’s Economic Development Spokesperson Simon Bridges says....


Waka Jumping Bill an affront to democracy

The Coalition Government must be deeply worried about maintaining internal discipline within their own Caucuses given they are attempting to ride rough shod over our democratic processes by preventing individual...


How many children lifted out of poverty?

Labour needs to come clean on exactly how many additional children will be lifted out of poverty with their Families Package, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. “Grant Robertson...