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Release: Listen PM, boot camps don’t work

July 20, 2024

Refusing to listen to evidence, experts or experience the Government is stubbornly marching ahead with its boot camps.

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Release: Govt must act on ICJ ruling on illegal Israeli occupation

July 20, 2024

Labour calls on the Government to act after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Israel’s occupation of Palestinian Territories is illegal.

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Release: Rents up under National, promises fall flat

July 18, 2024

National Party policies which promised to put “downward pressure” on rents are having the opposite effect.

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We need real solutions, not more failed boot camps – Willow-Jean Prime

July 17, 2024

Aotearoa could be a country where every child grows up feeling safe, loved and with a sense of belonging in their whānau and community....

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National’s climate strategy undoes good progress

July 17, 2024

National’s Emissions Reduction Plan will take New Zealand further from the economy we need to ensure the next generation has a stable climate and...

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PM needs to step in over Shane Jones’ undeclared meeting

July 16, 2024

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon should be asking serious questions of his Minister for Resources Shane Jones now it’s been revealed he misled the public...

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Statement on retail crime Ministerial Advisory Group

July 11, 2024

“National’s campaign was about tackling crime and the best they can do is a two-year long Ministerial Advisory Group,” Labour justice spokesperson Duncan Webb...

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Statement from Labour education spokesperson Jan Tinetti

July 11, 2024

“There are more examples of charter schools failing their students than there are success stories. The coalition Government is driving to dismantle our public...

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Statement from Labour climate change spokesperson Megan Woods

July 10, 2024

“Today’s climate announcement by Simon Watts makes clear the National Government is simply paying lip service to meeting its climate change targets,” Megan Woods...

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Eight ways National is making life harder for workers

July 09, 2024

National is choosing to make life harder for workers by taking away the rights our communities have fought hard for. Here's how they’re taking...

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Waitlists up and workforce down under National

July 08, 2024

Health New Zealand’s recent quarterly performance report shows the public health system is going backwards under the National government.

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Statement from Labour Leader Chris Hipkins on UK election result

July 06, 2024

“Congratulations to Keir Starmer and the UK Labour Party on its resounding and historic election win.

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Release: Govt at odds over its own boot camps

July 05, 2024

In the Government’s scramble to sell their failed boot camps, we’ve had the Police Minister contradict the Prime Minister, officials correcting and warning Ministers,...

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Statement from Labour mental health spokesperson Ingrid Leary

July 04, 2024

“Funding and focus on mental health is welcomed by Labour,” says Labour mental health spokesperson Ingrid Leary.

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Statement from Labour housing spokesperson Kieran McAnulty

July 04, 2024

“It’s all well and good to want to ensure development opportunities, but unless the Government fronts with infrastructure money, councils are limited in what...

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Release: Standardised testing will not improve education

July 03, 2024

The Government is making another backwards step for education that will leave students behind, Labour education spokesperson Jan Tinetti said.

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Release: Government making it more expensive to get on the road

July 02, 2024

National has come up with yet another way to make driving a car more expensive – this time adding more costs to sit a...

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Release: Fast track bill must have environment at its centre

July 02, 2024

The National Government must completely overhaul the Fast Track Approvals Bill to put protection of the environment at the centre of its purpose.

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Release: Minister for Auckland asleep at the wheel

July 01, 2024

False promises and political spin won’t save National today, as the much-touted July 1 changes will hit Aucklanders’ pockets for the first time.

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Release: Govt puts vulnerable children at further risk

July 01, 2024

The Government is risking the wellbeing of vulnerable children across Aotearoa who benefit from services like counselling, intensive family support, parent programmes and early...

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Release: Staff switcheroo to turn on lights at surgical unit

July 01, 2024

The Government has not committed to doing any additional operations in a newly opened surgical hospital on the North Shore of Auckland.

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Release: Govt ignores damage of boot camps

June 30, 2024

Correspondence released under the Official Information Act reveals the Government’s boot camp concept is not backed by the military that is expected to run...

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Matariki: A chance to reflect and celebrate

June 27, 2024

Celebrating Matariki as a public holiday over the past two years has made sure everyone gets to spend some extra time with friends and...

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Release: Labour remembers Lady Glen Rowling

June 26, 2024

Lady Glen Rowling, wife of the late Prime Minister Bill Rowling, will be remembered as loyal, kind, clever and supportive.

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Release: Govt quietly downgrading hospital builds

June 26, 2024

The Government needs to be transparent about the cuts they are making to hospital infrastructure, so that cities are clear on the health resources...

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Release: Govt must release the fast track projects list

June 26, 2024

The National Government is keeping the public in the dark about projects that have applied for approval under the Fast Track Approvals Bill.

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Tell the National Govt you value students' wellbeing

June 25, 2024

Our students need fresh, healthy food to fuel their busy school days and lives. That’s why Labour introduced the Ka Ora, Ka Ako healthy school...

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Release: Live exports not in New Zealand’s future

June 25, 2024

Labour will reinstate a ban on live exports of cattle by sea when re-elected.

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Statement from Willow-Jean Prime

June 25, 2024

“Today’s announcement is simply a repeat of the Government rejecting decades of evidence and expert advice, as they forcibly try to turn marketing slogans...

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Statement from Labour Leader Chris Hipkins

June 24, 2024

“I am relieved Pharmac will be funded more to buy medicines for Kiwis. It is important that decisions on which drugs get funded remain...

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National is choosing to put our health at risk

June 21, 2024

New Zealanders need and deserve a strong public health system. Throughout the country, we need to ensure hospitals, clinics and community providers have the...

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Release: Govt choosing cost savings over victims of family violence

June 20, 2024

Victims of family violence could fall through the gaps in New Zealand, as Police stop responding to some call outs and the Government chooses...

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Release: Government used ghost families in its glossy tax cut brochures

June 19, 2024

It’s been revealed the tax cut pamphlet released with the Budget was based on made-up people.

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Your top concerns about the Budget

June 19, 2024

  “I am deeply disappointed in the National Party's budget. Their broken promises and cuts to essential services, including health, education, and support for...

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Release: Birds of a feather perish together under National

June 19, 2024

The kākāpo, kea and kiwi alongside our other iconic and threatened national species are at risk under this Government.

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Release: Pride in schools more important than ever

June 17, 2024

Today marks the beginning of Schools Pride Week in New Zealand, an important calendar event largely run by rainbow rangitahi to advocate for safer,...

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Statement: Labour wishes Marama Davidson well in recovery

June 17, 2024

The Labour Party is sad to hear of Marama Davidson’s breast cancer diagnosis and is wishing her well.

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Statement: Safer workplaces must be the goal of Minister's health and safety review

June 17, 2024

The Labour Party has always advocated for strong effective health and safety measures in New Zealand workplaces.

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Release: Women don’t need a voluntary calculator to know there’s a pay gap

June 14, 2024

The Government has reportedly scrapped a policy that would have gone far to fix gender and ethnic pay gaps and instead is implementing a...

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Release: Labour supports inquiry into rural banking

June 12, 2024

With farmers under increasing pressure financially, Labour supports a rural banking inquiry.

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Release: School lunch programme being set up to fail

June 12, 2024

The Government knew its changes to the school lunch programme would risk achievement, attendance, nutrition and wellbeing of New Zealand children, as well as...

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Release: Govt must recognise Palestine now

June 12, 2024

Two months have passed since the National Government said it was a question of ”when, not if” New Zealand would recognise Palestine, in response...

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Release: Delaying climate action won’t help rural communities

June 11, 2024

The National Government is doing everything it can to delay taking action on climate as it announces that years of work on agricultural emissions...

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Fast Track, Wrong Track: Thousands stand up for democracy and nature

June 10, 2024

Tens of thousands of people showed up to have their voices heard and march against National’s unpopular Fast Track Approvals Bill in Auckland over...

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Release: Oil and gas must stay in the ground

June 10, 2024

Reversing the ban on oil and gas exploration is a disaster for the climate and will take New Zealand’s climate action backwards.

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Statement from mental health spokesperson Ingrid Leary

June 06, 2024

“The Government needs to provide leadership for New Zealand’s mental health sector, which appears to have lost out in the Budget despite the promises...

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