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Inaction on mandatory social worker registration

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 11:45 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour believes the Government is putting the most vulnerable members of our society at risk by not acting on the advice of officials to urgently make the registration of social workers mandatory, says Labour’s spokesperson for Social Development, ... More >>

Government’s housing failure puts pressure on Reserve Bank

Friday, 30 January 2015, 2:26 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s failure to take action on the housing crisis has put pressure on the Reserve Bank Governor who has to deal with a rampaging housing market and low inflation at the same time, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. ... More >>

Labour wishes Russel Norman well

Friday, 30 January 2015, 11:36 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party wishes Russel Norman well in the future as he stands down as Green Party co-leader, Labour Leader Andrew Little said today. “Russel has made a significant contribution to New Zealand politics in his nine years as co-leader of the Greens. ... More >>

UE bar hike denies access to thousands

Friday, 30 January 2015, 9:29 am | New Zealand Labour Party

A Government rule change denying thousands of young Kiwis access to tertiary education is doing nothing to build a smart, fair future, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson David Cunliffe said today. “NZQA rules changed by the Government have reduced student ... More >>

National’s back to the future on housing sell-off

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 2:51 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s newly announced state housing policy is simply a re-run of its failed ideologically-driven 1990s experiment, Labour Leader Andrew Little says. More >>

National’s state house sell-off will drive up all rents

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s plan to sell-off state houses and subsidise landlords will drive up rents for all renters, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. More >>

The Future of Work Commission

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 9:30 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party has established a Future of Work Commission to investigate and devise policy responses to the changing nature and experience of work. More >>

Andrew Little: State of the Nation 2015

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 9:25 am | New Zealand Labour Party

In 2005 when I led the EPMU we worked together with Air New Zealand to find a way to keep engineering jobs that were heading overseas. A lot of these workers were people I’d known for years and they were facing not just losing their jobs but ... More >>

Small business vital to New Zealand’s job growth

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 9:09 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party will make working with small businesses a priority because they are the key to New Zealand’s future prosperity, Labour Leader Andrew Little said today. “New Zealand is a pioneering nation and it is this spirit of innovation ... More >>

Election for New Labour President

Monday, 26 January 2015, 3:08 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Two nominations have been received for the position of Labour Party President vacated with the recent resignation of Moira Coatsworth. A vote will now proceed, closing on February 26th. More >>

Light rail proposal must be taken seriously

Friday, 23 January 2015, 11:31 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Auckland Issues Spokeserson 23 January 2015 MEDIA STATEMENT Light rail proposal must be taken seriously More >>

English breaks his $6000 wages promise

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 10:29 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Just one month into the new year Bill English has already rowed back on his election promise of real wage rises for New Zealanders, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More >>

RMA changes won’t knock a dollar off the cost of a new home

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 7:15 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s proposed changes to the RMA won’t increase the number of affordable homes or knock a dollar off the cost of building a new house, Labour Leader Andrew Little says. More >>

DOC Fishing Licence Debacle

Monday, 19 January 2015, 6:56 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Hundreds of families and recreational fishers may have had their holidays spoiled by missing out on their fishing licences, with Conservation Minister Maggie Barry preferring instead to focus on more high profile portfolio priorities over the summer ... More >>

Housing affordability crisis gets worse under National

Monday, 19 January 2015, 11:52 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Housing affordability crisis gets worse under National News that Auckland’s housing is now among the 10 most unaffordable in the world confirms the Government’s housing policy has failed, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. “After six ... More >>

Rheumatic fever rates continue to soar

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 10:49 am | New Zealand Labour Party

15 January 2015 MEDIA STATEMENT Rheumatic fever rates continue to soar despite millions spent on prevention campaign More >>

Pushing for a Pacific free trade area at Quito

Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 12:03 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s Economic Development Spokesperson David Clark has helped push for greater efforts to establish a Pacific free trade area at the 23rd Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Ecuador. More >>

Tax man reaping little in return for extra spending

Tuesday, 13 January 2015, 4:00 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The National Government has more than doubled the amount it spends chasing tax debt but the level of outstanding tax remains at a near record high, Labour MP Stuart Nash says. More >>

Government wipes off $5 billion in tax debt

Sunday, 11 January 2015, 9:57 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Stuart Nash MP for Napier 11 January 2015 MEDIA STATEMENT Government wipes off $5 billion in tax debt More >>

Labour adds its condemnation of Paris attack

Thursday, 8 January 2015, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party adds its voice to the international condemnation of today’s shocking attack on freedom of speech in Paris, Leader Andrew Little says. More >>

 

 

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