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Labour will back fair pay and conditions

Before I came to Parliament, I was a union lawyer, then a union leader. It was my job to make sure people were treated with fairness and dignity at work, and that employers lived up to their obligations to treat their workers well.

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Andrew Little's Speech to New Zealand Institute of International Affairs

Thank you all for coming today, and thank you for inviting me back to the NZIIA. It’s great to be with you again.

The evidence continues to mount that we are in a time of great political change. Around the world, the political ground is moving.

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It's time to join our movement

My name is Selvi Balasubramaniam, and I’m a Sri Lankan Tamil from Auckland who’s been calling Wellington my home for a year and a half now.

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Andrew Little's Speech to Federated Farmers

Thanks very much for having me here today. I'd particularly like to acknowledge Outgoing National President, William Rolleston; Anders Crofoot, National Vice President; Members of the Federated Farmers Board; the National Council; the Provincial Presidents; Damien O’Connor, my Primary Industries Spokesperson; and farmers all around New Zealand.

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What people are saying about our immigration policy

On Monday, Labour announced our immigration policy. Our country is built on immigration and we'll always welcome migrants, but after nine years of neglect under National, we need to take a breather while we invest in building more homes and more infrastructure. 

Since Andrew Little made the announcement, we've been flooded with supportive messages about our fresh approach. Here are some of the people and groups who've come out in support of our plan:

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Time for change

I was born here in Wellington, one of six kids, brewed in two batches. I was almost five when I became a big sister to what would eventually be three younger brothers. I was less than pleased.

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It’s time to change the Government

I spent my early years in Invercargill. It was a great place to grow up, and our neighbourhood had a really strong sense of community.

But when I was ten years old, my mum, brother and I moved up to Christchurch.

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Why New Zealand can't afford National's Budget bribe

Health, housing, and education. Those are New Zealanders’ priorities, and today New Zealanders needed a Budget that would get those basics right.

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FACT CHECK: National's pre-Budget email

Yesterday, in advance of today’s Budget, Bill English sent out an email to his supporters outlining his government’s 'achievements'. We thought we’d take a closer look at his claims...

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Grant Robertson interviews Tute Porter-Samuels

Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson sat down with Tute Porter-Samuels, Deputy Principal at Wainuiomata Primary School, to discuss the challenges facing education in New Zealand and what should be included in this week’s budget to help relieve the pressure – smaller class sizes, more support staff and better funding for special needs education are top of her list…

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