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Treasury confirms Labour’s car tax is a bad idea

Labour’s car tax will not only force some car buyers to pay thousands more, it will have a near-zero impact on emissions as well, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says....


Minister sitting on a pile of money

The Minister for Climate Change needs to come clean on where the revenue generated from the Emissions Trading Scheme is going, National’s Climate Change spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “Funds collected...


Decision already made on 'no new mines'

The Government’s 2019-2029 Minerals and Petroleum Strategy includes a ban on new mines on conservation land, bypassing the promised consultation process, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. “The...


Survey reveals severe ECE teacher shortage

The Government must act to address a severe shortage of early childhood education teachers before centres are forced to further compromise on quality, National’s spokesperson for Early Childhood Education Nicola...


Small Business Payments Guarantee under National

A National Government will require all government departments and government agencies to pay their contractors on time and within 30 days, National’s spokesperson for Small Business Jacqui Dean says. “Getting...


National will light a regulations bonfire

A National Government will repeal 100 regulations in our first six months in Government and we will eliminate two old regulations for every new one we introduce, National’s spokesperson for...


More infrastructure to get New Zealand moving

National is considering new approaches to infrastructure funding and procurement as we run the ruler over our policies heading into 2020, National’s Infrastructure and Transport spokespeople Paul Goldsmith and Chris...


National commits to raising superannuation to 67

A National Government will ensure superannuation remains sustainable by progressively increasing the age of entitlement from 65 to 67 starting in 2037, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “In 2017...


Better outcomes and spending under National

National will ensure that Treasury has a greater focus on providing sound advice on the effectiveness of Government spending, identifying wasteful spending and driving higher productivity in the public sector,...


National reviews tax policies ahead of 2020

National is proposing a range of new tax initiatives as we run the ruler over our policies heading into 2020, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “National believes the tax...