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Twyford shows debt control pledge is phoney

Cabinet minister Phil Twyford’s revelation that the government has no limit on the amount of debt it might run up makes a mockery of Grant Robertson’s fiscal responsibility rules, National’s...


Small increase in frontline cops over five years

Today’s big announcement by Police Minister Stuart Nash and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters about 1800 new police officers is another example of spin over substance, National’s Police spokesperson Chris...


Justice Summit on the side of criminals, not victims

The National Party will be well represented at this week’s Criminal Justice Summit, but we’re extremely doubtful it will come back with any good reforms National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell...


No certainty for pre-profit start-ups

Megan Woods appears to expect pre-profit start-up companies to hope and pray they won’t be overlooked by the Government’s proposed R&D tax incentive plan, National’s Science and Innovation spokesperson Dr...


Greens all talk, no action

Green Party supporters will be bitterly disappointed at the announcement today of more reviews and no action National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “The Greens have been forced to swallow...


Lincoln University’s autonomy vital to NZ’s future

Today’s revelations that the Government has been secretly inviting bids for a fire sale of Lincoln University which would see it folded into a larger institution are deeply concerning Selwyn...


Shane Jones’s ideological constraints

Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has proved how conflicted and confused the Coalition Government is with his appearance on Newshub Nation this morning, National Finance spokeswomen Amy Adams says. “The Minister...


Certainty critical to economic success

BusinessNZ chief Kirk Hope is exactly right in saying Government policy must maximise economic  growth and generate jobs that lead to higher incomes and make Kiwis better off, National’s finance...


Government needs to embrace PPP’s

The Minister of Infrastructure has today re-announced National’s 2017 Infrastructure policy ten months later with less detail and more uncertainty around PPP’s, National’s Infrastructure spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. “Even if...


Govt must break deadlock on teacher strikes

The Government must settle pay negotiations and avoid a two day teacher strike to give teachers what they deserve, ensure learning is uninterrupted and that parents aren’t having to scramble...