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A responsible Budget = spending more on public services

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“The Budget Responsibility Rules announced by Labour and the Greens today demonstrates a commitment to maintaining much needed Government spending. But more investment is needed,” said CTU President, Richard Wagstaff. Read more »

We Will Return NZ to: Crime Doesn’t Pay

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

To battle widespread criminal behaviour by young people socially DNA-ed for destruction as seen in Kaikohe last weekend, New Zealand First will, among other measures, repeal the anti-smacking law. Read more »

No Place For Complacency – Winston Peters Speech

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Should Northland be cynical? Youth socially DNA-ed for destruction Read more »

Equal pay legislation to go before parliament

Press Release – Public Service Association

A bill which will help New Zealand women secure equal pay will go before parliament – and the PSA calls on all parties to support it. Read more »

RBNZ Governor’s warning shows need for KiwiBuild

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

National needs to listen to the Reserve Bank Governors warning that too few houses are being built and adopt Labours KiwiBuild plan, says Labours Housing spokesperson . Read more »

Mayor opens Auckland Conversations event on homelessness

Press Release – Auckland Council

Today Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff launched Housing First Auckland, which aims to house 472 chronically homeless Aucklanders and provide services to address the causes of their homelessness. Read more »

Women’s pay in Parliament’s hands

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is thrilled to have had a Members Bill drawn from the ballot today that offers a concrete solution to fix the gender pay imbalance in New Zealand. Read more »

Questions & Answers – 22 March 2017

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. CHRIS BISHOP (National) to the Minister of Finance : What impact is trade diversification having on the resilience of the economy? Read more »

Minister Must Front up Over Police Staff Cuts

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Minister of Police Paula Bennett must come clean and clarify how many police are losing their jobs in the coming weeks, says New Zealand First Police Spokesperson and Deputy Leader Rob Mark. Read more »

Hughes Bill Reckless For Students – Dunne

Press Release – United Future NZ Party

Hughes Bill Reckless For Students – Dunne UnitedFuture leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has voted against the Student Loan Scheme (First Home Repayment Diversion) Amendment Bill this afternoon. “This is areckless Bill from the same party that has … Read more »

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