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Scott Simpson

Vaccination status employment minefield to ensue

November 23, 2021 Share

Scott Simpson

On one hand the Government today has attempted to simplify My Vaccine Pass verification with the launch of the NZ Pass Verifier app. 

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Government must avert KiwiRail Christmas strike

October 21, 2021 Share

Scott Simpson

The Government must intervene to avert proposed strike action by KiwiRail workers that threatens to significantly disrupt freight and passenger transport in the lead-up to Christmas, says National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Scott Simpson.

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Labour must take position on unvaccinated workers

August 26, 2021 Share

Scott Simpson

The Government needs to decide how it will handle unvaccinated people in the work force sooner rather than later, National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Scott Simpson says.

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Another cost on Kiwis at the behest of the unions

July 23, 2021 Share

Scott Simpson

Labour is using COVID-19 as the justification for imposing new costs on employers in the form of an extra week of paid sick leave for each employee, but the real reason is because their union mates have been applying the pressure, National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Scott Simpson says.

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Conservation chief calls for cat curfew

July 09, 2021 Share

Scott Simpson

Yesterday in select committee, Director General Lou Sanson revealed that the Department of Conservation is in talks with the SPCA about establishing a cat curfew and a plan for dealing with feral cats, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says.

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Labour ignores official advice again

July 08, 2021 Share

Scott Simpson

Labour are pursuing an ideological agenda with their so-called Fair Pay Agreements. They are ignoring official advice and putting workplace democracy at risk, National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Scott Simpson says.

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Transition from plastics requires Kiwi ingenuity

June 28, 2021 Share

Scott Simpson

National are broadly in agreement with the Government’s decision to phase out a range of particularly problematic plastics, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says.

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Labour stuck in 1970s with National Awards 2.0

May 07, 2021 Share

Scott Simpson

Labour’s so-called Fair Pay Agreements are an ideologically-driven project without any sound analytical basis, National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Scott Simpson says.

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Confusing Easter trading rules need an overhaul

April 04, 2021 Share

Scott Simpson

New Zealand’s confusing, outdated and inconsistent Easter trading rules should be reviewed, National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Scott Simpson says.

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Polluted Auckland beaches should be investigated

January 04, 2021 Share

Scott Simpson

The ongoing polluted state of Auckland’s beaches is unacceptable and should be formally investigated by Parliament, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says.

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Royal Commission of Inquiry needed into Whakaari/White Island

December 08, 2020 Share

Scott Simpson

The National Party is calling for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Whakaari/White Island disaster.

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Doubling sick leave will make our economy crook

November 30, 2020 Share

Scott Simpson

An economic crisis is not the time to be loading more costs onto businesses in the form of extra sick leave, National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Scott Simpson says.

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Freshwater reforms need to work with farmers and the community

August 26, 2020 Share

Scott Simpson

Speculation that Environment Minister David Parker will have to yet again make fixes to his freshwater regulations further exposes the flaws in Labour’s package, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson and Agriculture spokesperson David Bennett say.

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500 per cent waste levy increase another tax on Kiwis

July 15, 2020 Share

Scott Simpson

Today’s announcement that the Government is massively increasing the waste levy will hurt Kiwi’s back pockets, at a time when they need it least, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says.

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Why has it taken so long for any investments?

June 18, 2020 Share

Scott Simpson

It has taken almost two years for the Government’s Green Investment Fund to finally announce some investment, but it has still spent millions of taxpayer dollars, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says.

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Greens climate taxes risk economic recovery

June 02, 2020 Share

Scott Simpson

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 Change spokesperson Scott Simpson says.

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