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Short on cops and short on cash

The Government is way behind on its commitment to adding 1800 new police over three years and the Police Minister needs at least another $216 million in Budget 2019 to...


No binding referendum on marijuana

No matter how the Government tries to spin it, the referendum on legalising marijuana will not be binding, National’s Drug Reform spokesperson Paula Bennett says. “The Government’s decision to go...


Government delivers for trade unions

Trade unions will gain even more power as a result of new laws taking effect tomorrow, National’s Workplace Relations Spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “New trade union friendly laws pushed through...


Cabinet Paper shows NZ not ready for marijuana referendum

A Cabinet Paper leaked to National which will be considered by the Government tomorrow shows New Zealand will head into the recreational marijuana referendum with many unanswered questions, National’s Drug...


Government should fund fire research

The National Party is calling on the Government to fund potentially lifesaving research into preventing rural fires, National’s Research, Science and Innovation spokesperson Parmjeet Parmar says. “Crown Research Institute Scion,...


OIO decision based on ideology, not evidence

Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage has once again gone out against official advice, this time by rejecting the Overseas Investment Office application to purchase land for mining purposes, National’s Energy...


Government stalls on welfare reform

The Government’s response to the Welfare Expert Advisory Group report is another example of it not delivering in its ‘Year of Delivery’, National’s spokesperson for Social Development Louise Upston says....


Twyford digging holes rather than building houses

Phil Twyford’s credibility as the minister in charge of KiwiBuild is shakier than it has ever been, and it’s time for someone else to step in and clean up the...


Report into Census debacle released

The mismanaged and incompetent process behind the 2018 Census is so substantial I’ve published a full report into it, National Spokesperson for Statistics Jian Yang says. “Census 2018 is a...


More people, fewer jobs

The Government is overseeing a slowing economy that isn’t creating enough jobs to keep up with population growth, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “Despite the Government’s talk of wellbeing...