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Economic Support Package for businesses needs to be expanded

The Government needs to clarify urgently whether it will expand its Economic Support Package which is one of the least generous amongst comparable countries, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says....


Greater package and focus needed in education

National supports the initial investment in remote learning measures parents and schools can help ensure children continue to learn during lockdown, but there is a lot more to do, National’s...


Overwhelming support for quarantining at border

A petition launched by National for mandatory quarantining for everyone arriving at our border has had overwhelming support, with 40,000 people signing it in just 24 hours, Opposition Leader Simon...


Show us the economic data

National is calling on the Government to stop keeping New Zealanders in the dark and start releasing key information on the economy on a weekly basis, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul...


National launches petition for mandatory quarantining at border

The National Party is calling on the Government to require all people arriving in New Zealand to undergo at least 14 days of mandatory quarantine, Leader of the Opposition Simon...


Government sneaking new climate changes rules into RMA

The Government is using Parliament’s select committee process to sneak climate change provisions into the Resource Management Act, National’s RMA spokesperson Judith Collins says. “A recently-released report by the Environment...


Select Committee will continue to probe response

The Epidemic Response Committee will reconvene this week to further examine the health and economic response to Covid-19 being taken by the Government, Leader of the Opposition and Committee Chair...


Rushing electoral law change under lockdown wrong

The Government has its priorities wrong by rushing through controversial law changes to give prisoners the vote while the country is in lockdown, National’s Electoral Law spokesperson Nick Smith says....


More businesses must be able to operate safely

The Government must be more agile when it comes to allowing businesses to keep operating during the lockdown if they can prove they can do so safely, National’s Economic Development...


Government chartered flights should bring Kiwis home

The Government needs to ensure the international flights being chartered for stranded tourists are returning home with New Zealanders who are currently stuck overseas, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. “With...