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Public housing waiting list reaches staggering heights

The waiting list for public housing has increased to a staggering 14,869 New Zealanders, says National’s Social Housing Spokesperson Simon O’Connor. “The latest Housing and Urban Development Quarterly Report reveals...


Robertson owes National apology following report

A report released by the State Services Commission today shows that Finance Minister Grant Robertson is ultimately responsible for a failure to keep Budget sensitive information secure, National’s Finance spokesperson...


Petition to let people pay Inland Revenue by cheque

National has today launched a petition so that people can continue to pay Inland Revenue and other Government departments by cheque, National’s Revenue spokesperson Andrew Bayly says. “Inland Revenue will...


Kiwis continuing to be fleeced by fuel tax

The Government’s response to the Commerce Commission fuel market study is tinkering around the edges instead of addressing the real issue of increased fuel taxes, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith...


Yet another Corrections failure under Davis

Millions of dollars wasted on poorly constructed prison cells, resulting in a terminated contract is yet another failure from Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis, National’s Corrections spokesperson David Bennett says. “Kelvin...


Economic management must improve dramatically

Weak economic growth and projected deficits show the New Zealand economy is poorly prepared for the economic shock of Coronavirus, National’s Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The Minister of Finance...


National will oppose prisoners getting the vote

Losing the right to vote is a consequence of serious offending and National will oppose any law that changes this, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “Labour, the Greens and...


20k more children in poverty under Jacinda Ardern

Huge increases in the cost of living because of the Government’s poor policy making decisions means 20,000 more children are living in poverty since Jacinda Ardern became the Prime Minister,...


Hunger strike the new way to get early release

The Department of Corrections decision to release a prisoner on hunger strike is an alarming indicator of the culture that Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has built within the organisation, National’s...


National to look at reciprocal deportation law

Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says a National Government will look at amending the law to allow Australians convicted of serious crimes in New Zealand to be deported. If elected, National...