The Government must ensure the resolution rate for sexual assault cases is improved as New Zealand marks Rape Awareness Week, Labour MPs Sue Moroney and Kris Faafoi said today.
"There has been a drop in the resolution rate from 62.5% in 2009 to 52.9% in 2013. That is a concern given the nature of the crime," Labour Police spokesperson Kris Faafoi said.
The Government’s housing accord will not solve the country’s housing affordability crisis, and is too little too late, says Labour Leader David Shearer.
Parliamentarians for Global Action President, Ross Robertson will lead a delegation of PGA representatives in Jakarta next week to discuss the ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) by Indonesia.
The Labour MP is leading a high-profile delegation which will meet with the Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs to discuss the process to be taken.
Rampant Auckland house prices are a symptom of National’s poor economic management, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker.
Industry experts have today agreed to take part in three separate working groups to progress Labour’s KiwiBuild plan to help 100,000 families into affordable homes, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.
New statistics out today reveal, once again, that the National-led Government is still failing to tackle Pacific unemployment says Su’a William Sio, Labour’s Spokesperson for Pacific Island Affairs.
“While there has been a minuscule reduction in the number of unemployed Pacific people, the rate is still disproportionately high at 15.2 percent.
Craig Foss has been forced into a humiliating back down over the Government’s software patent system following months of hard work behind the scenes from the IT industry and the Labour Party, says Labour’s Communications and IT spokesperson Clare Curran.
The Government cannot continue to rely solely on the Canterbury rebuild to fuel job growth, says Labour’s Employment spokesperson, Grant Robertson.
“Today’s jobs data shows unemployment has fallen to 4.3% in Canterbury – driven by the earthquake rebuild.
Kiwis will be whacked in the pocket by this Government’s decision to sell off our power companies as investors look to push up profits, says Labour Leader David Shearer.
“Putting Mighty River Power into the hands of private investors, including overseas buyers, only increases the pressure on profits.