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Broken promises and bad priorities

This year’s botched Budget has failed to deliver on many of the promises the Government made to parents, teachers and students showing education is not the high priority the Government...


Botched budget sees economy continue to weaken

Today’s botched budget reinforces that you can’t trust this Government with the economy, National’s Finance spokeswoman Amy Adams says. “Today’s budget continues the Government’s song sheet of more taxes, more...


Botched budget disappointment to New Zealanders

The botched budget is just another example of the Government failing to deliver in its self-proclaimed year of delivery, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “This is not a...


Minister should apologise twice to independent midwives

The Ministry of Health’s quiet apology to the New Zealand College of Midwives (NZCOM) for failing to secure adequate remuneration in Budget 2018 should have come from the Minister himself,...


Government playing petty politics with Budget Day process

The Government is placing unreasonable restrictions on the Opposition’s ability to analyse Budget documents on Budget Day, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “Having previously been assured the process would...


Government must stop delays on mental health

National welcomes today’s announcement of an independent mental health commission in the Government’s response to the Inquiry into Mental Health, but the onus must now be on urgently delivering frontline...


Government misleading on teachers’ offers

Education Minister Chris Hipkins, alongside other Ministers, have talked up the latest offer to teachers stating a significant number of teachers will receive a $10,000 pay rise, National’s Education spokesperson...


National reveals even more Budget details

The National Party can this afternoon reveal more details of Budget 2019, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “In addition to what we released this morning, we now have...


National Party releases health and safety review

The National Party is today releasing a summary of recommendations made by our health and safety review led by accredited consultancy firm Progressive Safety Limited, President Peter Goodfellow says. “Our...


Climate emergency nothing but hot air

The Green Party’s motion without debate on declaring a climate emergency in New Zealand goes against the bipartisan approach to climate change, National’s Climate Change spokesperson Todd Muller says. “As...