The recommendations made by the Independent Police Conduct Authority after its investigation into Operation Eight must be fully implemented and reported back to the Government and Tuhoe people, says Labour’s Police spokesperson Kris Faafoi.
Businesspeople keep telling me they’re working harder than ever but the high costs of doing business mean the rewards just aren’t coming.
There are many reasons for this. One I’m committed to tackling is market failure in our electricity industry.
Education Minister Hekia Parata’s latest decision to keep Salisbury School open is the right one – it’s just a shame it took a court ruling, relentless community work and a major dose of negative press to bring the Minister round, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.
Pacific Minister Hekia Parata’s denial that she has cut funding from her Ministry’s Budget is an insult to Pasifika people desperately seeking the brighter future her Party promised, says Labour’s spokesperson for Pacific Island Affairs Su’a William Sio.
The National government’s “upside” forecast is an even more unbalanced two-speed economy, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker.
“The Government’s central projection in its budget shows just modest growth. But their so-called “Upside Scenario” is in reality even worse.
The Minister of Labour's comments about directors' responsibility for health and safety suggest the government is adopting the sort of hands-off approach criticised by the Pike River Royal Commission and the recent independent task force report on the issue, says Labour.
Contradictory explanations from John Key and Nathan Guy about why New Zealand meat is being blocked from entering China only add to the suspicion that there’s more to the issue than the Government is letting on, Labour’s Primary Industry spokesperson Damien O’Connor says.
The tragic death of a truck driver and the serious injury of another yesterday highlight the urgent need for government action say Labour MPs Darien Fenton and Iain Lees-Galloway.
Labour’s Associate Disarmament spokesperson and President of Parliamentarians for Global Action, Ross Robertson, welcomes Indonesia’s increased support for the Rome Statute progressed by a delegation to Jakarta last week.
National’s Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges’ insistence on ramming through a law which extends the controversial protest ban into the high seas is arrogant and makes bad policy even worse, says Labour Energy spokesperson Moana Mackey.