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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...


Government’s teacher package a mixed bag

The Government’s pre-Budget education announcement today is a mixed bag for the sector, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “While it is positive Education Minister Chris Hipkins has abandoned his...


Jones stonewalls over 119 missing PGF projects

Shane Jones’ reprimand from the Speaker today for refusing to account for missing Provincial Growth Fund projects shows he has as little respect for Parliamentary process as he has for...


Nash treating public with contempt over security leak

Police Minister Stuart Nash has been caught out quibbling with words and semantics rather than admitting to the public a secret list of more than 100 people being actively monitored...


KiwiBuild convos cause for concern

Housing Minister Phil Twyford has shown how fast and loose he is playing with taxpayer money by underwriting millions worth of KiwiBuild houses based on little more than casual chats...


Misuse of Drugs Bill equates to de facto decriminalisation

Submissions to the Health Select Committee today made clear that the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill is de facto decriminalisation of all drug possession, National Spokesperson for Drug Reform Paula...


Fewer jobs and more on the benefit

The number of New Zealanders with jobs has fallen by 4000 in the past three months according to today’s Stats NZ labour market figures, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says....