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100 days of backdowns and working groups

The Coalition Government’s first 100 days have been marked by 17 policy backflips and the creation of 10 inquiries and working groups that are the hallmark of a weak and...


Govt needs to heed warning of slower growth

The Government needs to heed the warning of one of New Zealand’s leading economic forecasters that its policy settings are set to slow down New Zealand’s growth, National Party Finance...


Nash must urgently fund Meth Action Plan

A game-changing pilot to tackle meth use in Northland is at risk of shutting down as Police Minister Stuart Nash remains silent on whether it will receive funding committed by...


What’s going on with Nanaia?

For the second day in a row the Local Government Minister has been unable to explain why her answers to questions don’t match reality, National’s Local Government spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross...


Bill to improve financial security for foster children

A Members’ Bill to help improve the financial security of children in foster care has been lodged by Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker. The KiwiSaver (Foster Parent Opting in for Children...


Member’s Bill to protect victims of crime

A Bill to protect victims of crime from being contacted by their perpetrators has been submitted to the Member’s Ballot by National MP Louise Upston today. “It’s my intention that...


MP lodges Bill to limit concurrent sentencing

A Members’ Bill to limit the availability of concurrent sentencing has been lodged by Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon. “My Sentencing (Restriction of Concurrent Sentencing) Amendment Bill will ensure that serious,...


Greater penalties for stock thieves

A Bill designed to deter livestock theft will be introduced to Parliament today under the name of National MP Ian McKelvie. Mr McKelvie says his Bill intends to introduce stricter...


Labour market reforms will hurt New Zealanders

The Labour-led Government’s planned labour market reforms would mean fewer jobs for Kiwi workers, increases in the cost of living and make our businesses less competitive, National Party Workplace Relations...


Minister putting Mānuka honey industry at risk

The Government’s last minute announcement of a change in the Mānuka honey definition puts one of New Zealand’s iconic export industries at risk, National’s Food Safety spokesperson David Bennett says....