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More perverse logic from Jones on capital gains tax

‘You should thank us for not punching you in the face’, is the analogy Shane Jones seems to be using to justify the absence of a solid economic plan in...


Botched Budget to hammer farmers with regulations and red tape

The Botched Budget includes a $200 million fund to drown farmers in tough regulations and excessive bureaucracy, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “David Parker and Damien O’Connor were both...


Botched Budget sees taxpayers picking up tab for deadbeat dads

Absentee fathers are being let off the hook following the Botched Budget, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. “The Coalition Government is hell bent on giving absentee fathers a...


Botched Budget has motorists paying more for less

The first legislation passed after the so-called wellbeing Budget is to legislate for an extra $360 million worth of fuel taxes over two years, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says....


More taxes hit hardworking NZers in Botched Budget

Despite claiming to prioritise wellbeing, the Botched Budget offers nothing but more taxes for hardworking New Zealanders struggling with the rising cost of living, National’s Finance spokeswoman Amy Adams says....


Health budget littered with broken promises

Today’s Budget announcements for Vote Health amount to nothing more than another failure in this Government’s self-proclaimed ‘year of delivery’, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The sea of red...


Broken promises and bad priorities

This year’s botched Budget has failed to deliver on many of the promises the Government made to parents, teachers and students showing education is not the high priority the Government...


Botched budget sees economy continue to weaken

Today’s botched budget reinforces that you can’t trust this Government with the economy, National’s Finance spokeswoman Amy Adams says. “Today’s budget continues the Government’s song sheet of more taxes, more...


Botched budget disappointment to New Zealanders

The botched budget is just another example of the Government failing to deliver in its self-proclaimed year of delivery, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “This is not a...


Minister should apologise twice to independent midwives

The Ministry of Health’s quiet apology to the New Zealand College of Midwives (NZCOM) for failing to secure adequate remuneration in Budget 2018 should have come from the Minister himself,...