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Focus for Police: national security, crime prevention and community safety

Following the events of March 15th in Christchurch we are responding to unexpected new demands for national security, crime prevention and community safety. The Wellbeing Budget contains more than $260 million in new initiatives for Police. 

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Budget 2019: What people are saying

Labour – alongside our partners in Government, New Zealand First and the Green Party – are proud to deliver New Zealand's first ever Wellbeing Budget. It has received glowing reviews from experts and the media... 

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Wellbeing Budget 2019: At a glance

From our first day in Government, we have put the wellbeing of New Zealanders at the heart of everything we do. This Budget reflects that – and builds on the work we’re already doing to deliver on the long-term challenges facing New Zealand.

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Pre-Budget 2019 recap

In the lead up to Budget day, Ministers made a number of pre-Budget announcements that highlight initiatives that tackle long-term challenges and improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders.

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Week That Was: Breaking the cycle of violence

Between a number of pre-Budget announcements and Pike River re-entry, we've been busy tackling long-term challenges facing New Zealand.

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Week That Was: A Christchurch Call to action

It's getting closer and closer to Budget Day! This week we've seen a number of pre-Budget announcements, alongside the Prime Minister's Christchurch Call in Paris, and further action on transportation in Wellington.

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Week That Was: Action on climate change

This week marked the half way point of the political term.

In Government, Labour has already achieved so much!

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Week That Was: Mental health support for Kiwi kids

Another busy week! Read below for a review of the highlights and achievements, including:

  • Launching a review of our welfare system
  • Boosting support and incentives to get thousands more teachers into schools
  • Supporting Y1-8 children with Mana Ake mental health support in schools
  • Celebrating working New Zealanders on International Workers' Day
  • Helping more New Zealanders get online
  • and more!
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International Workers Day

Today, on international workers day, we celebrate the contributions of working New Zealanders to building a modern economy and to promoting workplaces that are productive and inclusive, fair and fit for the 21st Century.

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