New Zealand taxpayers should be told why they are having to fork out $7500 a week to pay for alternative premises for the High Commissioner in London while the official residence remains empty, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Phil Goff, says.
“Foreign Affairs has just been savagely restructured, with staff being made redundant and allowances slashed to save money.
With the closure of nominations at 5pm today for Labour’s Ikaroa-Rawhiti candidature, the Labour Party’s General Secretary has announced that six nominations have been received for selection as candidate. They are in alphabetical order:
Biographies of nominees
The Government has missed an opportunity to allow conservation groups and the mining company Bathurst to reach a compromise over the Denniston Plateau by riding roughshod over the process, says Labour’s Conservation spokesperson Ruth Dyson.
It’s a bit rich for Peter Dunne to announce today that legislation to regulate legal highs should be ‘rushed’ through Parliament, Labour’s Associate Health spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says.
“Peter Dunne and the National-led Government could have passed the legislation long before now if they had made regulating the legal high industry a priority.
New figures obtained by Labour show that more Kiwis are having their power supply cut off because they can’t afford to pay their electricity bills, says Labour Leader David Shearer.
Unite Union’s court case against McDonalds for unpaid meal breaks highlights the dangers of the Government’s plans to weaken rest and meal breaks, says Darien Fenton, Labour’s spokesperson for Labour Issues.
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.