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National Government Takes Anti-housing Stance

Monday, 27 May 2024, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

“The National Government has let New Zealanders down with the decision to sacrifice the First Home Grant, which is why the Labour Party has created a petition to call for the government to restore the First Home Grant and give first home buyers a fair ... More >>

Labour Statement From Education Spokesperson Jan Tinetti

Sunday, 26 May 2024, 2:10 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

It’s a shame the Government is picking and choosing education targets based on what they see as easiest to achieve and is refusing to commit to a target on ending New Zealand’s teacher shortage. More >>

Mining On Conservation Land Will Take NZ Backwards

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 5:02 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

“Where is Shane Jones’s vision for the future as we get nearer to a net zero 2050? How is he going to support coal workers when the world inevitably transitions away from fossil fuels?,” Labour’s climate change spokesperson Megan Woods said. More >>

Disabled Children Latest To Lose Access To Funding

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 5:02 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

“It is unacceptable that this government continues to deny disabled people access to supports they need to be able to participate in society. This time it’s support for disabled children who often struggle to cope at school,” Labour disability ... More >>

Time To Make Stalking A Crime

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 3:16 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

“The Crimes (Stalking) Amendment Bill would make stalking a separate offence in Part 1 of the Crimes Act 1961 and carry a term of up to five years in prison. More >>

Strong Support For Disability Funding

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 11:42 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Two thirds of Kiwis in a new poll want funding flexibility reinstated for disabled people and carers. More >>

Pre-Budget Speech: Barbara Edmonds

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 9:01 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Introductory comments Most of us are familiar with the phrase that a week is a long time in politics. So much happens in even one day in Parliament, that it’s easy to get caught up in all that comes with it. Today I will share what really matters ... More >>

Another Announcement, Still No Funding For More Public Houses

Monday, 20 May 2024, 5:41 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

“Today the Housing Minister announced the findings from a review into Kāinga Ora. His government’s response distracts from the fact they haven’t put any more money up to fund public housing,” Kieran McAnulty said. More >>

Environment Ministry Advice Shows Flaws In Fast Track Approvals Bill

Monday, 20 May 2024, 10:09 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Treasury officials have outlined many ways in which the Fast Track Approvals Bill is deeply flawed, Labour environment spokesperson Rachel Brooking says. More >>

4,500 Jobs Lost – And Counting

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 4:28 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

More than 4,500 jobs are set to go as the National Government continues its deep cuts to services to pay for irresponsible and ill-timed tax cuts. “We’ve learned 512 jobs at the Ministry for Primary Industries and Waka Kotahi are set to go,” ... More >>

National Winding Back Mental Health Work

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Minister for Mental Health has found the Suicide Prevention Office and mental health support for 111 calls slipping through his fingers, says Labour spokesperson for Mental Health Ingrid Leary. More >>

Statement From Police Spokesperson Ginny Andersen

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

With Police pay negotiations still unresolved after six months in Government, Mark Mitchell has today rolled the Commissioner out for a rebrand of their approach to gang crime,” Labour police spokesperson Ginny Andersen said. More >>

Ideological Charter Schools Won’t Increase Achievement

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 10:52 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government bringing back 50 charter schools will not increase achievement and is a distraction from the core mission of the education system, Labour education spokesperson Jan Tinetti said. More >>

Govt’s Stubbornness Will Harm Māori Children

Monday, 13 May 2024, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Government has remained stubborn and is ramming its Bill into the House today, which the Waitangi Tribunal has said will hurt vulnerable children. More >>

Roads, But What About The Rest?

Monday, 13 May 2024, 1:31 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The National Government has again demonstrated how short sighted it is when it comes to infrastructure in its cancellation of The New Zealand Upgrade Programme, Labour transport spokesperson Tangi Utikere said. More >>

Support For Climate Adaptation Inquiry

Friday, 10 May 2024, 5:43 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour supports a Notice of Motion in the House today to move the Finance and Expenditure Committee to conduct an inquiry on climate adaptation. More >>

Sexual Violence Prevention Among Hundreds Of Job Cuts At ACC

Thursday, 9 May 2024, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The National Government plans to cut 390 jobs at ACC, including roles in the areas of prevention of sexual violence, road safety and workplace safety. “These cuts are irresponsible and morally wrong,” says Labour ACC spokesperson Rachel Boyack. More >>

Backtrack On School Lunches A Win For Kiwi Kids

Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 1:25 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

“Labour has been calling for the Government to commit to fully funding the school lunch programme and I am relieved to see David Seymour hasn’t got the cuts to the programme he campaigned on,” Jan Tinetti said. More >>

Hon Willie Jackson To Debate At The Prestigious Oxford Union

Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 8:36 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Jackson will be debating against Rt Hon. The Lord Vaizey of Didcot PC, former Minister of Culture and Communications and Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP, Shadow Minister of Immigration. He will be joined by Gary Vikan, American author and former director of the Walters ... More >>

National Won’t Commit To Full Nelson Hospital Upgrade

Monday, 6 May 2024, 7:22 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government needs to be clear with the people of the Nelson Marlborough region about the changes it is considering for the Nelson Hospital rebuild, Labour health spokesperson Ayesha Verrall said. More >>





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