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Govt at odds over children’s rights

An extraordinary lack of commitment from the new Minister for Children indicates the lack of clarity this new Government has around the protection of some of our most vulnerable, National’s...


Woods needs to focus on petrol prices

The new Government needs to follow through on the previous Government’s actions to ensure New Zealanders are paying a fair and reasonable price for petrol, National Party Energy and Resources...


New Government with nothing to do

After just nine sitting days the new Government has run out of new legislation for the House to consider, Shadow Leader of the House Simon Bridges says. “Today’s Business Statement...


Government to be forced into another backdown

The Government is going to have to walk back another of its key policy planks after the Trade Minister’s plan for a tax on water exports was confirmed as illegal...


Time for Robertson to front up

With Business Confidence this month at its lowest level since the Global Financial Crisis, it is now time for Grant Robertson to front up to New Zealanders with some idea...


Govt shows glib approach to private data use

The new Labour Government has shown yet again its high-handed approach to handling information and its complete disregard for transparency, National’s Data spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “The new Minister...


New Govt passing up prime opportunity for rural development

The evidence this new Government will be no friend to farmers continues to stack up, National’s Primary Industry spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “During Question Time yesterday, I asked Regional Development...


Torts Bill passes third reading

Sarah Dowie's Member's Bill to streamline the process for bringing tortious actions forward has passed unanimously in Parliament today. "This Private International Law (Choice of Tort) Bill simplifies and improves a complex...


Bishop’s book ban Bill buttresses free speech

Chris Bishop’s Member’s Bill which will help to avoid a repeat of the banning of Ted Dawe’s award-winning novel Into the River has passed unanimously in Parliament today. “The Films,...


Seismic surveying in Taranaki to go ahead

National Party Energy and Resources Spokesperson and MP for New Plymouth Jonathan Young has welcomed the Government’s decision to grant permits for seismic surveying in the Taranaki offshore basin, but...