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Robertson’s RBNZ changes no compensation for poor policies

Finance Minister Grant Robertson should explain why New Zealand needs to change its monetary policy objectives when under the current settings he inherited one of the best performing economies and...


Bill lodged to introduce second-tier patent system

A Member’s Bill has been lodged by National MP Parmjeet Parmar to better support New Zealand innovators by providing intellectual property rights to advancements that may not qualify as an...


Twyford all smoke and mirrors on Unitec project

Housing Minister Phil Twyford needs to stop re-announcing housing projects and get on and do something new in his portfolio, National Party Housing Spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Mr Twyford has...


PM must condemn threatening union behaviour

The Prime Minister must condemn the latest threatening behaviour of the RMTU in the Lyttelton Port strike, National Party Workplace Relations Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “A union organiser has been...


Gas exports would reduce global emissions

The Prime Minister’s blinkered view on natural gas exports could cause New Zealand to miss a significant opportunity in contributing to a reduction in global emissions, National Party Energy and...


Consultation on Auckland taxes a sham

Yesterday’s announcement from the Government that Aucklanders are about to be slapped with a fuel tax show just how little value both it and the Auckland Council place on consulting...


National supports social obligations for offenders

National is seeking Government support for a law change that would see benefits cut to offenders who don’t comply with court-ordered community service, MP Brett Hudson says. Mr Hudson currently...


Govt handing Akl Council the ‘tax and spend’ keys

New legislation from the Government today means all Auckland motorists will be taxed 10 cents a litre more in just three months’ time, National’s Transport Spokesperson, Jami-Lee Ross says. “The...


Labour’s promises of funding for CHCH now uncertain

Megan Woods appears to have contradicted her Prime Minister in walking back her promise to Christchurch of $300 million being readily accessible for the city’s rebuild, National’s Spokesperson for Greater...


Scrapping deciles a chance to fight disadvantage

A Member’s Bill by East Coast Bays MP Erica Stanford to replace the school decile system with a needs index to better target funding to students at risk of underachievement...