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Minister playing games instead of preventing strikes

The Ministry of Education has finally released the costings of the pay offer for secondary teachers which have been held onto for months an hour after a question was lodged...


15th strike seriously undermines confidence

After a year of this Labour-led Government there have been 15 strikes in the transport sector compared to 12 under nine years of a National Government, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul...


Tax-hungry Govt would double-dip at drivers’ cost

Drivers are already angry every time they fill up at the pump and they’ll take no comfort from the Government’s willingness to double-dip on tax if petrol prices keep rising,...


Landlords losing out under current Government

The Government’s claim it is striking a balance between the interests of landlords and tenants has been further rubbished in Parliament today, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “New Zealand...


Education Bill passed despite urgent treaty claim

With the passing of the Education Amendment Bill today the Government has ignored continuous outcry from Māori leaders and scrapped the partnership school model, National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye...


Auditor-General must keep monitoring Police

The Auditor-General must continue to regularly report on Police culture and conduct in light of the troubling events of 2018 – specifically the Wally Haumaha saga, National’s Police spokesperson Chris...


Government clearly giving up on most vulnerable

A blowout in the number of people on the Jobseekers benefit and a significant reduction in sanctions imposed over the last year shows the Government has given up on getting...


Clark has cut funding from medicines to pay nurses

Health Minister David Clark has admitted in Parliament yesterday that he used funds that should have been reinvested into medicines for New Zealanders to offset the cost of wage settlements...


‘Have your Say’ campaign launched for Rural NZ

National Leader Simon Bridges has today launched the ‘Have Your Say’ listening campaign for Rural New Zealand as the next step in National’s 2020 election policy development process. “We know...


Drug driving Bill rejection dangerous and short sighted

The voting down of a Members Bill which would have kept our roads safer and saved lives is incomprehensible, Wairarapa MP Alastair Scott says. “My Bill would have allowed police...