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Time has come for state apology on abuse

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 1:51 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is today calling on the Government to issue an apology for historic abuse in state institutions. More >>

Backbencher Matt’s Bill is a Doocey

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 1:44 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The latest National Member’s Bill pulled from the ballot is yet another waste of Parliament’s time and shows the Government’s contempt for the House and the public with much more important issues needing debate, says Labour’s Shadow Leader of ... More >>

Gun laws creaking under the strain

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Questions have to be asked after surprising revelations at the Law and Order Select Committee about the police and their ability to manage the gun problem in New Zealand, says Labour’s Police spokesperson Stuart Nash. More >>

Māori seats entrenched by Tirikatene Bill

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 11:49 am | New Zealand Labour Party

National and the Māori Party need to support my member’s Bill which is designed to entrench the Māori electorate seats in Parliament, Labour’s Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirikatene says. More >>

Hard won agreement shouldn’t be thrown away

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 5:05 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Annette King MP for Rongotai Health Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 24 August 2016 Hard won agreement shouldn’t be thrown away The Government should ignore talk across the Tasman about doing away with the labelling of GM free products, says Labour’s ... More >>

National’s privatisation Trojan horse

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Chris Hipkins MP for Rimutaka Education Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 24 August 2016 National’s privatisation Trojan horse The National government is using the need to modernise the school system as a Trojan horse for privatisation and an end to ... More >>

Emails reveal booklet could have meant higher settlements

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 4:22 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Megan Woods MP for Wigram Canterbury Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 24 August 2016 Emails reveal ‘useless’ booklet could have meant higher settlements Documents released to Labour under the OIA show the Government’s scrapped insurance advice ... More >>

Most homeless are working poor – Otago Uni

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 4:20 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Phil Twyford MP for Te Atatū Housing Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 24 August 2016 Most homeless are working poor – Otago Uni The finding by Otago University researcher Dr Kate Amore that most homeless people are in work or study is one of the most shocking ... More >>

Just 8 per cent of work visas for skills shortages

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Iain Lees-Galloway MP for Palmerston North Workplace Relations Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 24 August 2016 Just 8 per cent of work visas for skills shortages Just 16,000 – or 8 per cent – of the 209,000 work visas issued last year were for ... More >>

Shameless land-banking ads show need for crackdown

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Andrew Little Leader of the Opposition MEDIA STATEMENT 24 August 2016 Shameless land-banking ads show need for crackdown The fact that more than 300 sections are shamelessly being advertised on Trade Me as land-banking opportunities during a housing crisis ... More >>

Standard and Poor’s warning of housing crisis

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 3:17 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Grant Robertson MP for Wellington Central Finance Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 24 August 2016 Standard and Poor’s warning of housing crisis impact on banks The National Government’s failure to address the housing crisis is leading to dire warnings ... More >>

Student visa fraud & exploitation must stop

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 9:37 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must act immediately to end fraud and exploitation of international students that threatens to damage New Zealand’s reputation, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. More >>

Government needs to show leadership on monetary policy

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 1:28 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Reserve Bank’s struggles to meet its inflation target, the rising exchange rate and the continued housing crisis shows current monetary policy needs to be reviewed - with amendments to the policy targets agreement a bare minimum, says Labour’s ... More >>

Slash and burn of special education support

Monday, 22 August 2016, 2:51 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Chris Hipkins MP for Rimutaka Education Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 22 August 2016 Slash and burn of special education support Slashing the support for school age children with special needs is no way to fund earlier intervention, Labour’s Education Spokesperson ... More >>

National’s Pasifika MPs must have free vote

Monday, 22 August 2016, 9:42 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Sua William Sio MP for Māngere Pacific Island Affairs MEDIA STATEMENT 20 August 2016 National’s Pasifika MPs must have free vote Pacific people will not take kindly to the Government whipping their Pacific MPs to vote in favour of a Bill that will ... More >>

Teachers’ low wages at the centre of shortages

Friday, 19 August 2016, 12:36 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Figures that show teachers’ wages have grown the slowest of all occupations is at the heart of the current teacher shortage, says Labour’s Education Spokesperson Chris Hipkins. More >>

Government’s Tax Law undermines common law principles

Friday, 19 August 2016, 9:00 am | New Zealand Labour Party

A tax amendment being snuck in under the radar allows changes to tax issues to be driven through by the Government without Parliamentary scrutiny, says Labour’s Revenue spokesman Stuart Nash. More >>

High-risk sex offender should not live near schools

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 4:38 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Su’a William Sio MP for Mangere MEDIA STATEMENT 18 August 2016 High-risk sex offender should not live near schools The Minister of Corrections is refusing to take seriously the message from our community that it is Not Okay to place a high-risk child sex ... More >>

Government slippery about caption funding

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has refused to apologise for taking the credit for funding Olympic Games captioning when the National Foundation for the Deaf was responsible, says Labour’s spokesperson on Disability Issues Poto Williams. More >>

Default KiwiSaver providers should be reviewed

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The investments of the default KiwiSaver providers should be reviewed to make sure they are in line with New Zealanders’ values and expectations, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More >>

 

 

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