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Crony health appointments appalling

Health Minister David Clark’s crony appointments continue with the appalling decision to remove the previous chair of Pharmac and appoint a former Labour MP to the role, National’s Health spokesperson...


David Clark’s NOS review conflicted and farcical

Health Minister David Clark must take responsibility after the release of a damning report by AuditNZ, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “The report shows the Ministry of...


National welcomes Productivity Commission report

The Productivity Commission’s report on the transition to a low emissions economy is another useful contribution to the development of climate change policy, National’s spokesperson for Climate Change Todd Muller...


Robertson retreats from debt target, contradicts PM

After months and months of insisting the Government’s core debt target was inviolable, a pledge repeated by the Prime Minister just last week, Grant Robertson has now admitted it’s more...


2020 policy discussion begins with small business

National Leader Simon Bridges today launched National’s 2020 election policy development process, beginning with the ‘Have your say’ listening campaign for small businesses. “We want to hear from New Zealanders...


Flailing Employment Minister bereft of ideas

With the number of jobs being created and the economy slowing and business confidence plummeting it’s becoming increasingly clear the Government has no clue what to do about it, National’s...


Cuts to regional roads, boost for Twyford’s trams

Today’s release of the National Land Transport Programme confirms the cuts this Government has made to vital regional highway projects up and down the country, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross...


New Bill to repeal Regional Fuel Taxes

A new Bill from National would relieve Aucklanders and New Zealanders facing higher fuel prices, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. “In Auckland, motorists are facing record high fuel prices...


National welcomes PCE report on methane

National’s Climate Change spokesperson Todd Muller welcomes independent research commissioned by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment that adds to the scientific base for considering New Zealand’s climate change targets....


Business confidence continues to free fall

Today’s ANZ business confidence survey shows a net 50 percent of businesses are pessimistic about the economy and sentiment has plummeted even further since the Prime Minister returned to office,...