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Government badly lets down our most vulnerable - Upston

The annual Salvation Army State of the Nation report shows that a Government which claims to make the wellbeing of children and families its top priority is failing them miserably, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says.

"The list makes for grim reading.

Shaw signals CGT could be on its way - Adams

Associate Finance Minister James Shaw’s statement today that he wants to see a Capital Gains Tax should strike fear in the hearts of New Zealanders, says National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams.

Business support fund sought for Nelson fires - Nick Smith and Maureen Pugh

National MPs Nick Smith and Maureen Pugh are calling for the Government to establish a business support fund similar to that used following other disasters to help small businesses and contractors affected by the recent fires and ongoing extreme conditions.

Providing a Maori perspective on wellbeing - Te Puni Kokiri

Te Puni Kōkiri, in collaboration with the Treasury, is proud to release a discussion paper that provides a Māori perspective on the Living Standards Framework.

Helping people with health conditions or disabilities into work

A Canterbury trial which helps people with health conditions or disabilities to find and stay in work has been expanded to help hundreds more Cantabrians, Minister of Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, announced today.

Surprise strikes are price of Govt’s union ties - Simpson

Thousands of commuters on Auckland’s North Shore felt the effects of the Government’s close union ties when bus services were cancelled without notice this morning, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott Simpson says.

SAFE applauds Government decision to cancel Saudi sheep deal

SAFE applauds the Government’s decision to cancel the controversial Saudi sheep deal, a plan by the previous Government which was to include a $10 million slaughterhouse in the Saudi desert.

Organise Aotearoa to hold #HandsOffVenezeula protest today

Organise Aotearoa, a new socialist movement is holding a picket today outside the U.S. Consulate to protest U.S. intervention in Venezuela.

China relationship continues to deteriorate - McClay

China’s apparent decision to pull the plug on the Opening Ceremony of the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism raises serious concerns about the state of our relationship with our largest trading partner, National’s Foreign Affairs, Trade and Tourism spokesperson says.

Fishing industry needs to do more to prevent seabird bycatch - Nash and Sage

Recent deaths of threatened seabirds killed by a longline fishing vessel show the fishing industry needs to do more to avoid seabird bycatch, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage says.