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Wage Gap With Australia

"It is ironic to see John Key ask Labour to please explain the wage gap with Australia when in fact it blew out in the 1990s under a National-led Government," CTU Economist Peter Conway said today.

Key: Labour Gives Up On Attracting Kiwis Home

Key: Labour Gives Up On Attracting Kiwis Home

Labour has waved the white flag of surrender by axing the expat marketing programme that was aimed at luring Kiwis home from Australia, says National Party Leader John Key.

Ryall: Prime Minister In Denial On ED Crisis

Ryall: Prime Minister In Denial On ED Crisis

National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall says the Prime Minister is in total denial about the crisis in our hospital emergency departments.

Hutchison: Private Tertiary Sector Must Get Fair Go

Labour continues to show huge prejudice against private tertiary establishments (PTE's), to the detriment of quality, choice, and value for money, says National's Tertiary Education spokesman, Paul Hutchison.

Key: Environment Policy Launch

Key: Environment Policy Launch

6 September 2008 - Let me say a big welcome to all of you at this the 10th Bluegreens Forum.

It's great to be here on Waiheke Island surrounded by a group of people who are passionate about New Zealand's environment.

English: National Will Not Proceed With Electoral Law Panel

6 September 2008 - National will not proceed with the electoral law panel appointed by Labour and the Greens, says National Party Deputy Leader Bill English.

Smith: Cosgrove Backs 'Who You Know' Immigration Policies

Smith: Cosgrove Backs 'Who You Know' Immigration Policies

National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith is making no apologies for an immigration framework that focuses on skills and investment as opposed to Labour's "who you know" policies.

Norman: Nat's Enviro Policy: Wood, But No Trees

Norman: Nat's Enviro Policy: Wood, But No Trees

The Green Party is calling for more detail from the National Party on their environment policy after reading the partial policy draft leaked yesterday.

English: Electoral Forum Already On Wrong Path

National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says the partisan announcement today of a panel to review electoral law has already got off on the wrong foot.

Norman: Green Party Launched First Billboard

Today, at a media conference in Auckland, the Green Party launched a simple and powerful advertising campaign for the 2008 election.