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The ultimate scapegoat: PM blames fruit fly for new tax

Monday, 25 May 2015, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The ultimate scapegoat: PM blames fruit fly for new tax The Prime Minister has found the ultimate scapegoat for breaking his promise not to introduce a new tax – the Queensland fruit fly, Labour’s Biosecurity spokesperson Damien O’Connor says. More >>

How many victims missing out on protection?

Sunday, 24 May 2015, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

23 May 2015 MEDIA STATEMENT How many victims missing out on protection? Hundreds of domestic abuse victims could be missing out on getting protection orders because they are unable to get legal aid, Labour’s Justice spokesperson Jacinda Ardern ... More >>

Government kicks hardworking whanau

Sunday, 24 May 2015, 12:03 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Government kicks hardworking whanau A major incentive to help young Kiwis and people on low incomes to start saving has been kicked out from under them with the National-led Government ramming through short-sighted legislation under Urgency today, Labour’s ... More >>

Speculator tax political stunt gone wrong

Sunday, 24 May 2015, 11:51 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Phil TWYFORD Housing Spokesperson 23 May 2015 MEDIA STATEMENT Speculator tax political stunt gone wrong Bill English’s admission he doesn’t know whether National’s new speculator tax will have any effect shows last weekend’s announcement by the ... More >>

Another new tax, another broken promise

Friday, 22 May 2015, 4:32 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National has unveiled yet another new tax in this Budget – a rural broadband levy that will almost certainly result in an immediate price hike for internet and telephone connections across New Zealand, Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran said More >>

Labour MPs join youth to take part in 40 hour famine

Friday, 22 May 2015, 3:53 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A team of Labour MPs took part in the 2015 World Vision 40 hour famine and we were told by World Vision and the young people, that it was the first time MPs had joined them and how appreciative they were of our support for something they are so passionate ... More >>

Budget puts the squeeze on police

Friday, 22 May 2015, 3:26 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has cut funding to the New Zealand police force in the latest Budget, says Labour’s Police spokesperson Kelvin Davis More >>

Crucial social services take another hit

Friday, 22 May 2015, 3:08 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government looks set to slash half a million dollars of funding for critical social services, including Women’s Refuge and Barnados, says Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni “Taking $500,000 from organisations aimed ... More >>

Less than healthy outlook for health sector

Friday, 22 May 2015, 1:31 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Funding for the health sector in Budget 2015 falls well short of expectations and will do little more than meet current demand, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says. More >>

Thank you John, it’s been bloody marvellous

Friday, 22 May 2015, 12:36 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The departure of John Campbell is a blow to current affairs investigative journalism, Labour’s Broadcasting Spokesperson Clare Curran says. More >>

KiwiSaver cut shows no long-term plan

Friday, 22 May 2015, 10:22 am | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s cutting of the KiwiSaver kickstart is incredibly short-term thinking, typical of a Budget that is woefully short on ideas to generate wealth and opportunity, Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says. “New Zealand’s savings ... More >>

Budget silent on small business

Friday, 22 May 2015, 9:04 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has completely ignored one of the most important sectors of the economy – small and medium-sized enterprises – in Budget 2015, Labour’s Small Business spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. A stunning 41 per cent of jobs were created by ... More >>

Panic and back-flips can’t hide twin deficits

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 3:04 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s token measures to fight fires they have left burning for seven long years can’t hide a Budget that is long on broken promises, short on vision and fails to reach surplus, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. “After ... More >>

National hits the panic button for its 7th Budget

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 2:54 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National has hit the panic button for its 7th Budget in a desperate attempt to look like they’re taking action to reduce our shameful child poverty rates, but they are giving with one hand and taking with the other, Opposition Leader Andrew Little ... More >>

New broadband tax more wasteful spending

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

An extra $150 million is being pumped into a $300 million government rural broadband scheme despite officials admitting today they have no idea how many have people have been connected, Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran said today. More >>

Auckland land measure seven years too late

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 9:48 am | New Zealand Labour Party

National are so desperate to look like they are doing something about the Auckland housing crisis they have dusted off Labour’s 2008 inventory of government land available for housing and re-announced it, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil ... More >>

Groser’s gross diplomacy creates ‘Grossing’ verb

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 3:10 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealand is a laughing stock on the international stage yet again with revelations Tim Groser’s unbecoming and undiplomatic language has led to a new term, ‘Grossing’ in Washington DC circles, says David Parker, Labour’s Export Growth and Trade spokesperson. More >>

Global milk prices now lowest in 6 years

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 9:10 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The latest fall in the global dairy price has brought it to the lowest level in six years and shows there must be meaningful action in tomorrow’s Budget to diversify the economy, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. “Dairy prices ... More >>

Big risks as CYF checks stopped

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 9:01 am | New Zealand Labour Party

19 May 2015 Big risks as CYF checks stopped Revelations that Child, Youth and Family is no longer assisting home-based early childhood educators by vetting potential employees should set alarm bells ringing, Labour Children’s spokesperson Jacinda ... More >>

Housing crisis about real people not numbers

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 9:00 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Housing crisis about real people not numbers The Government’s continued failure to tackle the housing crisis is seeing thousands of vulnerable Kiwis being kept off social housing waiting lists, while others, who are on the list, are being forced ... More >>

 

 

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