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Better protection, fairer deal for Kiwi consumers

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:59 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Tackling excessive prices, ensuring consumers have enough information to make ethical choices and giving the Commerce Commission more teeth are highlights of Labour’s Consumer Rights policy. More >>

Transparency report highlights our dirty politics

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 5:01 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Transparency report highlights our dirty politics A new report by Transparency International has called for “serious and urgent action” to protect government integrity and highlights the dirty politics played by National, Labour’s State Services spokesperson ... More >>

Collins too compromised to remain Justice Minister

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 1:42 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Bizarre claims by Judith Collins this morning that she had been cleared of inappropriate behaviour by the Privacy Commissioner demonstrates she is too compromised to remain Justice Minister, Labour MP Grant Robertson says. More >>

First home buyers $200 a week better off with Labour

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:30 am | New Zealand Labour Party

A couple earning around $75,000 a year would be $200 a week better off buying a two bedroom terraced Labour KiwiBuild home instead of an equivalent new build under National’s housing policy, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe. “National’s policy ... More >>

Bill English was right the first time on tax cuts

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:22 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Bill English was right the first time when he stifled John Key’s dangle of vague tax cut promises, Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker says. More >>

Another Day – Another big power profit

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:55 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The latest profit announcement from Genesis Energy shows that the power company was sold for a song to the detriment of the country’s power consumers, says Labour’s Energy spokesperson David Shearer. More >>

Labour embraces the rainbow

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:12 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will work hard to ensure all New Zealanders enjoy the freedom to grow up and live their lives in dignity and security. More >>

National finally wakes up to rural broadband issues

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 4:58 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Amy Adams must guarantee that the new fund announced today will be truly contestable and not just a slush fund for large telcos or a continuation of the existing failed Rural Broadband Initiative, says Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran. More >>

National gets fast and loose with the facts

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

In their desperation to make it look as though they are doing something about the housing crisis, National is playing fast and loose, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Labour will drop power prices for Kiwi families

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealanders will get cheaper power prices under NZ Power, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe. More >>

Labour: Promoting sustainable tourism

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:10 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Ensuring New Zealand’s clean, green status continues to be an international tourism benchmark and reviewing MBIE’s oversight of the tourism sector will be on the radar under a Labour Government. More >>

Skills shortage a result of National's complacency

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The fact that there is still a severe shortage of skilled tradespeople, despite a growth in the number of apprentices, is a result of National’s failure to plan and develop the workforce, Grant Robertson, Labour Employment, Skills and Training ... More >>

Economists’ warnings show need for Economic Upgrade

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 12:46 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Warnings from senior economists back up Labour’s concerns our economy is too reliant on the Canterbury rebuild and Auckland’s housing market, which is a combination that could see the economy end up ‘on the rocks’, Labour Leader David Cunliffe ... More >>

Labour’s alternative budget confirms surplus post PREFU

Monday, 25 August 2014, 4:26 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The forecast slowdown in economic growth from last week’s PREFU requires a minor adjustment to Labour’s fiscal plan as part of our policy to be honest and upfront with Kiwis, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. “Labour has already released a detailed ... More >>

Labour’s culture of science and innovation

Monday, 25 August 2014, 4:24 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will create a culture of science and innovation in New Zealand that will be the envy of the world, says Labour’s Innovation, Research and Development spokesperson Megan Woods. More >>

Improving life for our new New Zealanders

Monday, 25 August 2014, 3:30 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealand’s international standing as a community that encourages and fosters all cultures will be bolstered under a Labour Government with an upgrade of the present Office of Ethnic Affairs to a Ministry. More >>

Home buyer subsidy discredited in Oz

Monday, 25 August 2014, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Treasury advised against National’s policy of ramping up home buyer subsidies after it was discredited in Australia because it pushed house prices even higher, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More >>

South Auckland housing crisis

Monday, 25 August 2014, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s HomeStart package is nothing more than a political stunt designed to beguile South Auckland voters, said Labour’s Pacific Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio. More >>

Nursing hours explain turnover and high-stress culture

Monday, 25 August 2014, 11:50 am | New Zealand Labour Party

A staff survey supports concerns nursing staff at Dunedin Hospital are under increasing pressure and that the emergency department is in a critical state, says Labour’s Associate Health Spokesperson David Clark. More >>

Underhand tactics prove case for axing donations

Monday, 25 August 2014, 9:44 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Revelations that schools are using underhand tactics to coerce donations from cash-strapped parents further highlights the need for Labour's plan to increase funding so they aren't dependent on contributions from parents, Labour's Education spokesperson Chris ... More >>

 

 

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