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National proposes ‘no body, no parole’ Members’ Bill

A Members’ Bill that would see convicted murderers ineligible for parole if they don’t reveal the location of their victim’s body has been lodged in the ballot, Hamilton West MP...


Bushfires illustrate need to fund fire research

The bushfires ravaging Australia are a sobering illustration of why New Zealand’s life-saving research into rural fires needs consistent Government funding, National’s Research, Science and Innovation Spokesperson Parmjeet Parmar says....


New Year must be time for sunscreen surety

A Members’ Bill that would ensure all sunscreens on the shelf meet our standards and actually provide the protection they claim has been lodged in the ballot, Bay of Plenty...


Therapy dogs needed in Courts

New Zealand Courts should have therapy dogs available for children and vulnerable people participating in the system, National’s Courts spokesperson Chris Penk says. “It can often be a traumatic experience...


Minister must launch inquiry into PHARMAC decision

The Health Minister’s first act of 2020 should be to establish a ministerial inquiry into PHARMAC’s decision to switch to Logem – the generic form of epilepsy drug lamotrigine –...


National looking after rural communities

National has put forward a series of proposals to improve the health of rural communities, National’s Rural Communities spokesperson Matt King says. “New Zealanders living in isolated, rural areas deserve...


Govt incompetence leaving women waiting for pay equity

Women in New Zealand will have to wait even longer before progress is made on pay equity because this incompetent Government can’t follow due process, MP for Maungakiekie Denise Lee...


Tourism levy needs to benefit West Coast region

The West Coast and Buller regions need more resourcing in another busy tourist season, National’s spokesperson for West Coast Issues Maureen Pugh says. “I have received confirmation from Tourism Minister...


The solution to under-threat BYO at race meetings

More than a year after Racing Minister Winston Peters said he’d take action about Police opposing liquor licences for the traditional BYO at the races, he’s done nothing, MP for...


Review of Tuia250 data breach bad end of year for PM

The Prime Minister’s year has ended badly with the release of the review of the Tuia250 data breach, National’s Cybersecurity spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “This is the Prime Minister’s...