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Misuse of Drugs Bill equates to de facto decriminalisation

Submissions to the Health Select Committee today made clear that the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill is de facto decriminalisation of all drug possession, National Spokesperson for Drug Reform Paula...


Fewer jobs and more on the benefit

The number of New Zealanders with jobs has fallen by 4000 in the past three months according to today’s Stats NZ labour market figures, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says....


Census delays are the only thing adding up

The announcement of another delay for the release of the 2018 Census data means it will be almost a year since the first deadline, showing the complete and utter shambles...


Welfare reform sitting in limbo

After sitting on the Welfare Expert Advisory Group’s report for two months, the Government will report back later this week making next to no changes, Leader of the Opposition Simon...


Junior doctors’ strike putting lives at risk

This week’s junior doctors’ strike will not only cause mass disruption but could put lives at risk, National’s Health Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “Up to 4000 doctors are striking for...


Corrections’ million dollar slushy fund

National has uncovered yet more irresponsible and wasteful spending from the Government with new information showing Corrections, under Minister Kelvin Davis, has spent more than a million dollars on frozen...


Supply Chain Strategy predetermined

The upper North Island freight system is too important to New Zealand to be left as a political play-thing of NZ First Ministers and their political agendas, National’s Transport spokesperson...


Govt says tough luck to Kiwis stuck in traffic

Those frustrated motorists who are facing long waiting times on our regional roads this weekend will have to face reality that under this Government there is no help is on...


Faafoi slow to fix unfair KiwiSaver withdrawal rule

New Zealanders with life-shortening conditions are being left in limbo for longer about access to their KiwiSaver funds because the Government hasn’t taken advantage of cross-party support to fix the...


Transport in disarray as NZTA Chair resigns

Continuing this Government’s trend of cynically dropping bad news on a Friday afternoon was today’s announcement that New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) Chair Michael Stiassny is resigning, National Transport Spokesperson...