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How many children lifted out of poverty?

Labour needs to come clean on exactly how many additional children will be lifted out of poverty with their Families Package, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. “Grant Robertson...


Government short on DHB capital

The Government’s incomplete ‘mini-Budget’ leaves the health system without a sufficient budget for capital expenditure, National Party Health Spokesperson Jonathan Coleman says. “The Labour Government’s plan in the Half Year...


Bill to enrol newborns in a general practice passes 1st reading

A law requiring newborns to be enrolled in a general practice before they are six weeks old is a step closer, thanks to a private member’s Bill submitted by National...


Baby bonus adds to confused set of entitlements

It is clear that Labour’s new baby bonus in its revised Families Package is a rushed addition to a spaghetti of entitlements that will only confuse families, National Party...


Minister silent while farmers wilt

The Minister for Primary Industries needs to officially declare a drought and mobilise the support mechanisms in place for farmers before it’s too late, National’s Primary Industries spokesperson Nathan...


Government’s foreign buyer ‘ban’ unravelling

The Government’s foreign home buyer ‘ban’ is fast unravelling, with Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters confirming that Singaporeans may be exempted, along with Australians – begging the question which...


Govt’s child poverty figures all smoke and mirrors

The Government is hiding behind a smokescreen and is blustering about the number of children it plans to lift out of poverty, National’s spokesperson for Children Paula Bennett says.  “National’s...


Government confirms less cash for 1.2m Kiwis

The Coalition Government’s legislation today to remove the tax threshold changes from Budget 2017 will mean less money for 1.2 million working Kiwis, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says....


Government debt going up instead of down

Today’s half yearly accounts from Treasury have confirmed that Government debt will be going up instead of dropping over the next five years after just 49 days of the new...


PM dodges questions about KidsCan funding

The Prime Minister has left more questions unanswered than not, following revelations her Government is cutting funding to children’s charity KidsCan, National’s Spokesperson for Children Paula Bennett says. “KidsCan has...