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Compulsory bargaining will hurt competitiveness

The Government’s determination to force workers and industries to collectively bargain wages and conditions will drive down the competitiveness of our employers, while undercutting workers’ rights to tailor employment contracts...


Lack of process on exploration decision alarming

The horror show of the Government’s lack of process on the decision to end offshore exploration runs on and on, National Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. “Without a...


Simon Bridges congratulates Sir Bill English

National Party Leader Simon Bridges has congratulated Sir Bill English on being honoured for his immense contribution to New Zealand over a 27-year career. “Sir Bill steered New Zealand through...


Uncertainty reigns over Govt’s immigration policy

Months of confusion and uncertainty about the Government’s immigration policy will barely be quelled by today’s half-baked announcement, National’s Immigration Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “Businesses and the international education industry...


Major flaws with R&D tax credits policy

The Government’s R&D tax credit policy has major flaws – it only benefits a small group of large companies, does nothing to help smaller businesses looking to grow, and will...


Another underwhelming package for Northland


Incoming PM Peters can’t go soft now

Incoming Prime Minister Winston Peters’ first act should be to keep his word to voters and veto Andrew Little’s proposed repeal of the three strikes law, National’s Justice Spokesperson Mark...


Secret soft-on-crime plans will make NZ less safe

The Ardern-Peters Government needs to come clean about its secret plans to make it easier for criminals to get out of prison and harder for them to get there in...


Labour being tricky with welfare agenda

Labour needs to be upfront about its welfare agenda instead of hiding behind yet another working group, National Party spokesperson for Social Development Louise Upston says. “The Government has announced...


Aucklanders reject Twyford’s fuel tax again

With a majority of Aucklanders opposed to the proposed regional fuel tax, it is time for Transport Minister Phil Twyford to abandon his plans to tax Aucklanders more, National Party...