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Universities ‘dumbed down’ in Botched Budget

This Government will be remembered as the Government that dumbed down our university sector in its Botched Budget, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “The Government has cancelled...


Minister needs to act on West Coast landfill spill

The Minister for the Environment needs to step in and provide tangible Government support for the West Coast landfill spill, says National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson. “So far the Government...


Cutting speed limits could put handbrake on NZ

A wholesale reduction in speed limits could do more harm than good by further isolating regional New Zealand and weakening the economy, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Media reports...


More evidence Govt to blame for slowing economy

The release of today’s Terms of Trade data shows more evidence that New Zealand’s economic slowdown is due to domestic factors like Government policy, National’s Finance spokeswoman Amy Adams says....


Sport funding at risk from rushed Racing Bill

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson needs to give assurances there will be no net loss to sporting organisations as a result of the Government’s Racing Reform Bill, National’s Sport...


National calls for Budget inquiry to be widened

The Prime Minister must be open and transparent about what questions she has asked her Finance Minister since spurious allegations were made that National acquired Budget documents through criminal activity,...


Govt reduces funding for people with disabilities

The Botched Budget is a bitter pill to swallow for people with disabilities who have been completely ignored, National Disability Issues spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “Disability advocates requested a...


Predator Free funding freeze puts ideology before environment

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has again let her ideology cloud her judgement by not upping the ante with more money for Predator Free 2050 in the Botched Budget, National’s Conservation...


Govt admits defeat on Social Housing in Botched Budget

The Botched Budget has revealed the Government has no solutions to the increasing state housing waiting list and the exploding numbers of people needing emergency housing help makes a mockery...


School donations policy full of holes

This week Labour scaled back on another promise, this time on ending school donations, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.  “While school...