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Minimum wage hike will cost jobs, slow growth

Some 8000 jobs may be lost with today’s minimum wage hike, about equal to the population of Motueka, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “National raised the...


Even the taxman saw harm in a Capital Gains Tax

Tax officials advised the Government 15 months ago that our small companies, start-ups and innovators were better off without a Capital Gains Tax, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says....


Warning for Government as economy slows

The Government can’t afford to be complacent about a slowdown in economic growth which will lead to fewer jobs and opportunities for New Zealanders, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges...


Port decision should be based on merit

Decisions around the future of the Ports of Auckland, rail and light rail need to be made on clear analysis of costs and benefits, not on the basis of rushed...


Royal Commission needed into Christchurch attacks

Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says a Royal Commission of Inquiry is needed into our Security and Intelligence Agencies following the Christchurch terror attacks and our security legislation needs to be...


National supports firearms reform

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has welcomed the changes proposed by the Government today to reform our firearms legislation. “The terrorist attack in Christchurch last week has changed us...


Opposition Leader’s Address to Parliament on Christchurch terror attacks

Mr Speaker, as New Zealand woke on the 15th of March 2019, none of us could have imagined the horror and terror about to be unleashed on our way of...


Opposition Leader visits Christchurch

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has today visited Christchurch alongside the Prime Minister and other Party Leaders and met with the Islamic community, some of the affected families and...


Opposition Leader condemns Christchurch attack

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has condemned the Christchurch attacks and expresses condolences to the people of Canterbury. “Details are still emerging but the attacks are shocking. “We stand...


Nash acting like Minister Against Small Business

Stuart Nash seems oblivious to the harm a Capital Gains Tax would cause small business owners, National’s Small Business spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “The Minister for Small Business said last...