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National supports social obligations for offenders

National is seeking Government support for a law change that would see benefits cut to offenders who don’t comply with court-ordered community service, MP Brett Hudson says. Mr Hudson currently...


Govt handing Akl Council the ‘tax and spend’ keys

New legislation from the Government today means all Auckland motorists will be taxed 10 cents a litre more in just three months’ time, National’s Transport Spokesperson, Jami-Lee Ross says. “The...


Labour’s promises of funding for CHCH now uncertain

Megan Woods appears to have contradicted her Prime Minister in walking back her promise to Christchurch of $300 million being readily accessible for the city’s rebuild, National’s Spokesperson for Greater...


Scrapping deciles a chance to fight disadvantage

A Member’s Bill by East Coast Bays MP Erica Stanford to replace the school decile system with a needs index to better target funding to students at risk of underachievement...


Member’s Bill to tackle litter drawn today

Proposals to hike fines for littering could be a step closer following the drawing of MP Scott Simpson’s Private Member’s Bill today. Mr Simpson says an increasing frustration at the...


Bridges thanks Coleman for his service

National Party Leader Simon Bridges has thanked retiring MP Jonathan Coleman for his many years of dedication and service to the National Party and New Zealand, and wishes him and...


Jonathan Coleman steps down from politics

National’s Northcote MP Jonathan Coleman has announced today that he is stepping down from politics to take up a new role in the private sector as CEO of Acurity Health...


Tolley to attend Geneva meetings on human rights

National MP Anne Tolley will join a small delegation of MPs to travel to Geneva, Switzerland today to attend the 138th Inter-Parliamentary Union.  As well as the General Assembly of...


PM needs to give certainty to women on pay equity

Denise Lee’s member’s bill on pay equity will be debated in Parliament tonight, and she is calling on the Prime Minister to either support it or produce a timeline for...


Synthetic cannabis Bill passes first reading

Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown’s Members Bill to toughen up the penalty for suppliers of synthetic drugs has passed its first reading in Parliament today. “My Psychoactive Substances (Increasing Penalty for...