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Government is putting our universities at risk

New Zealand’s universities risk slipping further down the international rankings if the Government doesn’t urgently address its misplaced spending priorities, National’s Tertiary Education Spokesperson Paula Bennett says. “For the first...


Critical opportunity for feedback on climate law

National’s Climate Change Spokesperson Todd Muller is encouraging all New Zealanders to ensure their voices are heard as the Government consults on its proposed Zero Carbon Bill. “Public consultation is...


Minister admits political bias in Provincial Fund

Shane Jones’ admission this morning that his Provincial Growth Fund is a political tool is backed up by new figures released this morning revealing Northland as the main recipient of...


Prime Minister must reconsider oil and gas ban

The Prime Minister must urgently revisit her Government’s decision to end oil and gas exploration for the good of New Zealand, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. “The Government didn’t want...


Cost of working groups $114m and counting

The Government’s obsession with working groups has at least a $114 million price tag but the real cost comes in the form of lost opportunities, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says....


Robertson admits no economic analysis on oil and gas ban

Finance Minister Grant Robertson admitted this afternoon no Treasury analysis has been completed on the economic impact of the Government’s decision to ban oil and gas exploration, National’s Finance spokesperson...


Govt must act quickly on remaining EQC claims

The report by the Independent Ministerial Advisor for the Earthquake Commission (EQC) released today is a step in the right direction, but requires the Government to take immediate action, National’s...


Small businesses shut out of Tax Working Group

Small businesses continue to be treated with contempt by the Ardern-Peters Government with the Revenue Minister today exposing the lack of representation of small business owners on the Tax Working...


Education Budget full of holes

At a Select Committee hearing today Chris Hipkins confirmed that there are a number of holes in Labour’s education budget, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “The Education Minister confirmed...


Chilling effects on business piling up

The Government’s naïve and muddled decision-making is hurting business and investment confidence across the economy, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “Officials’ advice revealed today that banning offshore oil...