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Faster progress needed on ferry issues

Yesterday I held a meeting with the Chair of the local board for Waiheke Cath Handley and Auckland Transport where we raised issues regarding a lack of urgency on the...


Australia enjoys the tax relief we should’ve had

New Zealanders will today be looking across the ditch where low and middle-income Australians are about to receive just over a thousand dollars a year in tax relief, National’s Finance...


Minister disorganised on organised crime

Police Minister Stuart Nash has confirmed the Government is sitting on its hands when it comes to gangs and organised crime, National’s Police spokesman Brett Hudson says. “Labour campaigned on...


PM should take responsibility for biz confidence

The Prime Minister and her Government need to stop making excuses and start taking responsibility for poor business confidence, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The Prime Minister today dismissed...


State house wait list continues to grow under Labour

The continued rise in the number of New Zealanders waiting for social housing shows the Government is all talk and no plan when it comes to putting roofs over people’s...


Climate emergency is rhetoric over substance

The Prime Minister’s admission that she is open to the idea of declaring a climate change emergency is nothing more than hot air and rhetoric, National’s Climate Change spokesperson Todd...


Compulsory unionisation needs to be ruled out

The Labour-led Government needs to quickly rule out compulsory unionisation which is being proposed by its mates, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “The idea being proposed...


More support proposed for parents of multiples

A new Member’s Bill from National would make the system fairer for parents who have quadruplets and quintuplets, MP for Rangitata Andrew Falloon says. “Worldwide births of multiples are increasing...


Government lacks economic plan

The Government’s lack of an economic plan is driving down business confidence and two newly released ‘strategies’ offer no solutions, National’s Economic Development, Trade and Tourism Spokesperson Todd McClay says....


Business confidence lowest in a decade

The NZIER quarterly survey of business opinion has fallen yet again to the lowest point in ten years because the Government has no plan to grow the economy, National’s Finance...