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Questions remain around Govt’s Covid-19 law

The Government should be using this time to draft up a second Covid-19 Public Health Bill in case we are faced with a second wave of Covid-19, National’s Shadow Attorney-General...


Government deciding which industries will survive

Today we have seen the first indication that the Government will decide which industries will survive after Covid-19 rather than creating the economic framework where all businesses have an opportunity...


Government needs to prioritise move to Level 1

With businesses hemorrhaging money by the day, the Government should be discussing the move to Level 1 now, not in a week, Leader of the Opposition Todd Muller says. “The...


Marine engineering jobs at risk

The Government’s refusal to allow entry of vessels into Nelson despite them posing no risk of introducing Covid-19 is putting millions of dollars of work and dozens of jobs at...


Plan needed for devastated conservation sector

The Government doesn’t have a coherent plan for the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on the conservation sector, National’s Conservation spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “There is nothing proposed in Budget...


Green’s climate taxes risk economic recovery

Changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) announced today will pile extra costs and taxes onto New Zealand businesses at a time when they can least afford them, National’s Climate...


Government must explain why we’re still at Level 2

The Government needs to explain to New Zealanders why it won’t consider a move to Alert Level 1 for another week, Leader of the Opposition Todd Muller says. “Kiwis have...


Mike Butterick National’s new candidate in Wairarapa

Today Mike Butterick has been selected as National’s candidate standing in Wairarapa for the 2020 General Election. Mike replaces Alastair Scott who has held the seat since 2014 and is...


Is it the sentiment or the symbolism Mr Peters?

Foreign Minister Winston Peters should explain why New Zealand was absent from a joint statement by his ministerial counterparts from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the United States on...


90-day trials should be fully reinstated

The Government needs to urgently restore 90-day trial periods to encourage large businesses to take on new staff, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Dan Bidois says. “Since the outbreak...