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Saudi sheep deal still stinks

Friday, 29 July 2016, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Documents released today confirm Treasury were not aware of any threat of legal action from a Saudi businessman to justify the Government handing over millions of dollars in taxpayers’ money, Labour MP David Parker says. More >>

Assaults up over the past year

Friday, 29 July 2016, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government needs to take a good look at the latest statistics out today from the Statistics Department that shows there were 3,000 more assaults in 2015-16 than the previous year, says Labour’s Police spokesperson Stuart Nash More >>

More last minute policy from Government

Friday, 29 July 2016, 11:54 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Andrew Little Leader of the Opposition MEDIA STATEMENT 29 July 2016 More last minute policy from a Government with no housing plan Paula Bennett’s policy to fund $9 million worth of support services is much-needed help for the homeless but smacks ... More >>

SFO given more info on ex Ministry staffer

Friday, 29 July 2016, 10:32 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Sue Moroney List MP based in Hamilton Transport Spokesperson 29 July 2016 SFO given more info on ex Ministry staffer More information on the background and past activities of a former senior Ministry of Transport manager, being investigated for alleged ... More >>

Council must build on heritage, not destroy it

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Auckland Council must move to ensure there are heritage protections in place following recommendations that demolition restrictions be tossed out, Labour’s Arts, Culture and Heritage spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. More >>

Bennett’s policy on-the-hoof helps just 12 families

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Leader of the Opposition MEDIA STATEMENT 28 July 2016 Bennett’s policy on-the-hoof helps just 12 families More >>

Numbers of Māori waiting for homes grows

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

With the number of Māori households waiting for homes increasing by more than 20 per cent in the past year, it’s time the Māori Party admits its support of the Government’s state house sell-off has made life worse for whānau, Labour’s MP ... More >>

Questions for (Oral) Answer - Thursday 28th of July

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 11:05 am | New Zealand Labour Party

While Parliament might be in recess, there are still plenty of things that Ministers need to answer for. So the Labour team has put together six of the best questions that the Government should be answering today (plus a special bonus question), Labour’s ... More >>

Children’s ministry, but only for some

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 10:18 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is stigmatising a whole cohort of young New Zealanders while leaving others behind with its creation of a Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Labour’s Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. More >>

Fee fi fo fum…tax swindle comes undone

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 11:40 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

At the same time the Government is looking to pump more cash into private schools the IRD is investigating several over a tax swindle which allows parents to falsely claim private school fees as donations and claim a rebate, Labour’s Education spokesperson ... More >>

Government scuppers affordability requirements

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 3:29 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must explain why the panel considering Auckland’s unitary plan removed affordability requirements at the behest of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Housing NZ, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. More >>

Questions for (Oral) Answer- Wednesday 27th of July

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 11:52 am | New Zealand Labour Party

While Parliament might be in recess, there are still plenty of things that Ministers need to answer for. So the Labour team has put together six of the best questions that the Government should be answering today (plus a special bonus question), Labour’s ... More >>

National pushes on with failed state house sell-off

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 11:24 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Merchant bankers, overseas companies and property developers will be lining up to buy 364 state houses in Horowhenua during two days of “market sounding” meetings starting tomorrow, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. More >>

Inquiry into surgical mesh needed now

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 9:34 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must urgently launch a Ministerial inquiry into surgical mesh after more than 500 patients have lodged claims of complications with the ACC, say Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King. More >>

Crime on the increase yet again

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 4:06 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Police Minister Judith Collins’ contention that crime is falling has proven to be wrong yet again, with latest Police statistics showing an increase in most crimes, Labour’s Police spokesperson Stuart Nash says. More >>

Andrew Little's speech to the Industry Training Federation

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 1:13 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Thank you Jenny for the introduction. Jenny is one of our newest MPs, but she is already emerging as a star performer. We are very proud to have her in caucus. More >>

Future of Work: Major reform of careers and apprenticeships

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The next Labour Government will transform careers advice in high schools to ensure every student has a personalised career plan, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. “Today I am announcing the next Labour Government will commit to a major ... More >>

DOC struggles on the pest front undermine Nats’ promise

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 12:45 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s planned predator-free initiative comes at the same time as the Department of Conservation is facing major challenges to keep pest numbers down, says Labour’s Conservation spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta. More >>

Questions for (Oral) Answer- Tuesday 26th of July

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 11:24 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Chris Hipkins MP for Rimutaka Shadow Leader of the House MEDIA STATEMENT 26 July 2016 Questions for (Oral) Answer- Tuesday 26th of July While Parliament might be in recess, there are still plenty of things that Ministers need to answer for. So ... More >>

Unfunded CYF a ticking time bomb

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 9:44 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Ministry of Social Development is sitting on a ticking time bomb with Child, Youth and Family out of pocket by $56 million despite increased demand for its services, Labour’s Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. More >>

 

 

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