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Businesses right about employment law reform

Businesses are right to be concerned about Government proposals to wind back the clock on industrial relations, strengthening union powers and pitting employers against employees, National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Scott...


Friendly Societies and Credit Unions Bill passes

A Bill to update outdated legislation that governs friendly societies and credit unions passed its third reading today unanimously, Kaikōura MP Stuart Smith says. “I am proud to see the...


Impact of nurses strike to be felt from tomorrow

The impact of nurse’s strike action will be felt from tomorrow even though the Government is still claiming that the strike may be averted, National Party spokesperson for Health Michael...


Nash continues trend of decision-making on the fly

Police Minister Stuart Nash has today admitted he abolished two important Police targets focused on keeping New Zealanders safe, without taking the decision to Cabinet, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop...


IRD computer system failing New Zealanders

Taxpayers and accountants will be surprised to learn that Revenue Minister thinks ‘everything is fine’ with Inland Revenue’s computer systems, National’s Revenue spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Reports today from the...


Business confidence falls again, hitting Kiwi workers

Continued falls in business confidence are beginning to spill over and directly impact hard-working New Zealanders’ opportunities to get a job, National’s Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says. “A net 39...


Labour’s xenophobic hypocrisy laid bare

Labour’s reprehensible demonisation of foreigners prior to the election has been laid bare by confirmation today that its promise to slash migration was nothing but a cynical attempt to win...


Unrealistic energy policies will hit families hard

The Government’s goal of moth-balling natural gas power generation will come with a steep price tag, with the Government admitting that it is looking for businesses to be able to...


More evidence New Zealand is falling behind

Latest GDP figures show New Zealand’s GDP per person growth rate has fallen behind Australia for the first time in six years, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “On a...


Fees-free a $2.8 billion failure

The Government must concede its $2.8 billion fees-free policy has been a resounding failure with just 0.3 per cent more students at university – well short of the Government’s expected...