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KiwiSaver for foster children Bill passes first reading

Foster children are a step closer today to having a more secure financial future with easier access to Kiwisaver, Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says. “The KiwiSaver (Foster Parent Opting in...


Govt chills jobs market by stoking wage hopes

The Government is sending a chilling wind into the jobs market by stoking wage expectations and increasing the power of the unions, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott Simpson...


Energy transition needs innovation not blanket bans

The Productivity Commission report on how to transition to a low-emissions economy makes a key recommendation that appears lost on this Government – technological advances will be critical to success,...


Kelvin Davis has no job description

Crown/Māori Relations Minister Kelvin Davis has been in the job for ten months but still has no idea what his job description is, National’s Crown/Māori spokesperson Chris Finlayson says. “Mr...


Triennial review a cash grab for government parties

The seventh triennial appropriation review committee report tabled in Parliament today goes well beyond the usual brief of considering the resources an MP should have to best undertake their representative...


Highway funding cuts come at a terrible time

With the news that new vehicle sales reached a record in August, major cuts to state highway funding could not have come at a worse time, National’s Transport spokesperson, Jami-Lee...


Hipkins admits Crown “error” on partnership schools claim

Last night Chris Hipkins was forced to correct a Parliamentary answer which confirms the Crown was served papers regarding the Waitangi Tribunal partnership school claim (Wai 2770) back in early...


Journalists must be free to do their jobs

The detention of respected TVNZ journalist Barbara Dreaver is unacceptable and Foreign Minister Winston Peters must seek assurances that no other journalists are detained in Nauru for doing their job,...


Regions are being left behind

New Zealanders across the country are paying more and more in petrol prices but are seeing less investment where it matters – making our roads safer in the regions, National’s...


Twyford agrees RMA reform needed

Housing Minister Phil Twyford is claiming he’ll override Auckland’s Unitary Plan in spite of being unable to answer simple questions including who is going to foot the bill, National’s Housing...