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Council washes hands of pensioner housing

Friday, 28 November 2014, 10:58 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Hamilton City Council is washing its hands of its social responsibility to care for its elderly residents by selling off its homes for pensioners, Labour’s Hamilton-based MP Sue Moroney says. More >>

Bold response required to Blueprint

Friday, 28 November 2014, 10:01 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must give urgent consideration to recommendations in The People’s Blueprint if it is serious about tackling New Zealand’s deplorable record of child abuse and domestic violence, Labour’s Justice and Children’s spokesperson Jacinda ... More >>

Private prisons poaching in state jails

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 5:17 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Corrections Department-sanctioned poaching of public prison officers for the new private prison at Wiri has to stop, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More >>

Exports drop puts more pressure on surplus

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 1:25 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A 5 per cent fall in exports shows National’s reputation for economic management is taking a hit and even puts its golden surplus target at risk, say Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson and Exports Growth spokesperson David Parker. More >>

Climate report- a must read for all New Zealanders

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 1:24 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A strong scientific analysis of rising sea levels in New Zealand by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment makes climate change the number one issue for our city planners, says Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods. More >>

Fourth housing report confirms failure

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 4:57 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Fourth Auckland Housing Accord monitoring report shows the Accord has failed to make a dent in the city's housing crisis, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Ministers all over the place on Smith passport

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Ministers responsible for the Phillip Smith debacle are at odds over the passport he used to escape, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. “It beggars belief that Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says the passport issued to Smith, ... More >>

Hard road ahead for thousands more Kiwi kids

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

News that there will be 8000 more students in low decile schools next year reinforces the absolute failure of the National Government’s economic approach, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Key’s vile smear machine questions left unanswered

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 1:04 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The report into Judith Collins’ involvement in undermining the former Serious Fraud Office boss leaves major questions unanswered about the smear machine run out of John Key’s office, Labour MP Megan Woods says. More >>

Govt must make up lost time on sexual violence law reform

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 12:24 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must prioritise any recommendations from the Law Commission to improve criminal process for sexual violence cases after it stalled reform work for two years, Labour’s Justice spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. More >>

White Ribbon day should last all year

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

White Ribbon Day is an opportunity for all men to stand up and affirm to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence towards women, says Labour’s Associate Justice Spokesperson Kelvin Davis. “Violence towards women is rampant across all ... More >>

IGIS report a damning indictment on former spy boss

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 10:54 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The report by Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security into the release of classified documents is a sad and damning indictment on former spy boss Warren Tucker, Labour’s MP for Mount Roskill and former leader Phil Goff says. “This report ... More >>

South Auckland disadvantaged by new decile rankings

Monday, 24 November 2014, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

South Auckland disadvantaged by new decile rankings New decile rankings have South Auckland schools at scores that show they are much more disadvantaged than the national average, says Labour’s Associate Auckland Issues spokesperson Louisa Wall. “As ... More >>

Time for an economy that works for all New Zealanders

Monday, 24 November 2014, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New Labour Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says the challenge for the National Government is to support an economy that delivers good, sustainable jobs paying decent wages. “It’s time the economy delivered for all New Zealanders, not just the ... More >>

New faces, wise heads in bold Labour line up

Monday, 24 November 2014, 11:05 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Leader Andrew Little today announced a bold new caucus line up which brings forward new talent and draws on the party’s depth of experience. “Labour has many new and highly capable MPs who will have the opportunity to prove their ability. ... More >>

Public outcry urged against destruction of Saddle Hill

Friday, 21 November 2014, 1:39 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

It appears that only a public outcry against the inevitable destruction of Jaffray’s Hill, the lower hump of Saddle Hill, will save our iconic landscape, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran said today. More >>

Lab plan the beginning of slippery slope?

Friday, 21 November 2014, 10:51 am | New Zealand Labour Party

It’s time for new Health Minister Jonathan Coleman to show his hand on plans to privatise lab services which doctors are warning could put patients’ lives at risk, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says. More >>

A-G called on to look into flagship ‘cost-saving’ programme

Friday, 21 November 2014, 9:00 am | New Zealand Labour Party

New health Minister Jonathan Coleman has some serious questions to answer following a decision to wind up the Government’s flagship health savings provider HBL just a fortnight after giving it the green light to implement its plans, Labour’s Health ... More >>

Climate of fear needs addressing

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

It is hugely concerning that community and volunteer groups feel they are being gagged from speaking out against the Government, Labour’sCommunity and Voluntary Sector Spokesperson Louisa Wall says. More >>

Mandatory code of conduct needed for supermarkets

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 12:19 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour has drafted legislation to establish a mandatory code of conduct for supermarkets to ensure New Zealand suppliers are not affected by anti-competitive behaviour. More >>

 

 

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