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Govt’s missed opportunity to help vulnerable NZers

National Party Data Spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says the Government will miss the biggest opportunity in a generation to transform the lives of the most vulnerable New Zealanders if it...


Government must get TPP over the line

The Government must pull out all the stops to complete TPP11 in Vietnam this weekend and it can be assured of National’s support for a high-quality free trade agreement if...


Defence Minister needs to speak up

Defence Minister Ron Mark should stand up for our Defence Force after its integrity was seriously called into question by the Government yesterday, National’s Defence Spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “Mr...


Transparency needed on Government spending plans

The new Government needs to be much clearer on its spending plans so that public institutions like Treasury and the Reserve Bank have sufficient information to perform their roles effectively,...


Partnership schools legislation creates more confusion

The latest decision by the Government to continue with the Education (Public Good not Profit from Charter Schools) Bill will add to the confusion about the future of these schools...


Government must build on NZ’s success

National Party Leader Bill English has challenged the new Government to continue to build on New Zealand’s success, making the most of the strong platform laid by the hard work...


Labour should be careful with Reserve Bank Review

The Labour Party should be careful with its review of the Reserve Bank so there remains complete clarity over the Bank’s primary role, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says....


Labour making a hash of tertiary education

Labour is leaving students and the tertiary education sector in turmoil because of its inability to outline the true impacts of its “free” tertiary education policy, Tertiary Education Spokesperson Paul...


National backs Mallard to keep his word

National has supported Trevor Mallard’s appointment as Parliament’s Speaker as a result of his repeated expressions of support for a robust and fair Parliament, committed to holding the Government to...


Don’t start politicising public entities

The Coalition Government should haul new Health Minister David Clark into line and stop him demanding resignation letters from all the District Health Board Chairs around the country, National Party...