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Oceans plastic problem needs inquiry

The National Party will request Parliament’s Environment Select Committee formally examines plastic pollution in our oceans, reflecting increasing international scientific and public concern about the issue, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott...


Government must build Northland’s road

With the Government heading to Waitangi and Northern Mayors calling for answers, the Transport Minister needs to confirm whether or not this Government is committed to four-lanes from Auckland to...


Rt Hon Bill English – State of the Nation 2018

Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you as Leader of the Opposition. I hope you all had a good summer break. We have all experienced extraordinary events over...


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,...