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Bill to improve financial security for foster children

A Members’ Bill to help improve the financial security of children in foster care has been lodged by Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker. The KiwiSaver (Foster Parent Opting in for Children...


Member’s Bill to protect victims of crime

A Bill to protect victims of crime from being contacted by their perpetrators has been submitted to the Member’s Ballot by National MP Louise Upston today. “It’s my intention that...


MP lodges Bill to limit concurrent sentencing

A Members’ Bill to limit the availability of concurrent sentencing has been lodged by Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon. “My Sentencing (Restriction of Concurrent Sentencing) Amendment Bill will ensure that serious,...


Greater penalties for stock thieves

A Bill designed to deter livestock theft will be introduced to Parliament today under the name of National MP Ian McKelvie. Mr McKelvie says his Bill intends to introduce stricter...


Labour market reforms will hurt New Zealanders

The Labour-led Government’s planned labour market reforms would mean fewer jobs for Kiwi workers, increases in the cost of living and make our businesses less competitive, National Party Workplace Relations...


Minister putting Mānuka honey industry at risk

The Government’s last minute announcement of a change in the Mānuka honey definition puts one of New Zealand’s iconic export industries at risk, National’s Food Safety spokesperson David Bennett says....


National to support rates rebates for retirement village residents

The National Party will be supporting changes to allow retirement village residents to claim a rates rebate, Local Government spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. “Rates rebates are an important part of...


Minister putting Mānuka honey industry at risk

The Government’s last minute announcement of a change in the Mānuka honey definition puts one of New Zealand’s iconic export industries at risk, National’s Food Safety spokesperson David Bennett says....


Child poverty legislation all intention and no substance

The Government’s proposed child poverty legislation is predictably full of positive intentions but contains no substance to address the drivers of deprivation, National Party leader Bill English says. “The Prime...


Waka Jumping Bill bad for Māori

The Coalition Government’s Waka Jumping Bill is bad for Māori representation and is an affront to democracy, National’s Māori Development spokesperson Nuk Korako says. “Our Māori MPs across the political...