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Robertson must accept realities of business

The Finance Minister’s refusal to accept that a further substantial increase to the minimum wage will add costs to businesses shows Labour, the Greens and NZ First’s poor understanding of...


Minister fails to hold smoke-free charity to account

Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa should be asking tough questions of her officials about how a charity ended up sitting on $2.7 million intended for smoke-free initiatives, National’s Community and...


Childcare support down under Labour

With 10,000 fewer families receiving childcare support, the Government should be doing more to ensure New Zealanders are moving into work, rather than left on a benefit, National’s Early Childhood...


Border control measures need to be strengthened

The border controls the Government claims to have in place are just another example of all talk and no delivery, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “Australia has placed a...


Rents up $65 a week under Labour as regulations bite

Rents have skyrocketed yet again, proving the urgent need for National’s regulatory reduction package, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. New data released today by the Ministry of Business,...


Urgent investigation needed after missed coronavirus case

An urgent investigation is needed into how a New Zealander returning from an overseas trip was admitted to hospital with a respiratory illness for five days but not tested for...


Government must defer minimum wage increase

National is urging the Government to defer the minimum wage increase on 1 April in light of growing economic uncertainty due to coronavirus, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. “Businesses are...


Clark needs to urgently resolve lab workers strike action

Health Minister David Clark needs to show some leadership and resolve planned strike action on Friday by laboratory workers in labs currently testing for coronavirus, National’s Health Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse...


More urgency required from Government

More urgency is required from the Government with respect to a relief package for businesses affected by coronavirus, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The announcement today that the Government...


Wholesale regulatory reduction to get economy moving

A National Government will make wholesale regulatory reduction to reduce cost and compliance on businesses and help get the country moving again, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.  “New...