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Speech: Labour Campaign Launch 2020

Read below for Jacinda Ardern's Labour 2020 Campaign Launch speech.

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Labour backs businesses to hire 40,000 New Zealanders

  • Business subsidy of on average $7500, and up to $22,000, to hire unemployed New Zealanders
  • Up to 40,000 jobs to be supported by $311 million investment in keeping New Zealanders off the unemployment benefit
  • Ring-fenced fund to help unemployed start their own business
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Week That Was: Last week of Parliament

This week was the last of the 52nd Parliament: a major milestone for our Government and a great opportunity to look back at all the progress we've made for New Zealanders. This week, we increased support for businesses to take on apprentices, improved access to hospital care in Northland, and made rental tenancies more secure - and that's only the start. 

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Speech: Adjournment of the 52nd Parliament

Kia orana and kia ora koutou katoa. It is a privilege to be able to speak in this adjournment debate and to mark and acknowledge the fact that we are now two years and 10 months into the conclusion of a parliamentary term that has been extraordinary in so many ways.

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10 times Jacinda Ardern was a true leader

Jacinda Ardern's first term as Prime Minister has been recognised at home and around the world as a masterclass in leadership. Open, honest and authentic, Jacinda is a new type of leader - one that unites strength with kindness, boldness and compassion. 

As we head into the 2020 election, we're taking a look back at some of the key moments that have characterised Jacinda's leadership during her first term in Government.

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Week That Was: Another week of progress

Investing in our people, backing businesses, and upgrading infrastructure and housing throughout the country - it's been another week of progress for New Zealanders as we deliver our plan to recover and rebuild.

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Keeping New Zealand moving: July 2020

July was another busy month, packed with key investments aimed at progressing  our economic recovery as we rebuild New Zealand. We extended support for businesses, helped create jobs through local infrastructure projects, and kept working to clean up our waterways so Kiwis can access safe clean water. Check out the full list below!

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Our plan to keep New Zealand moving

The whole world is battling with COVID-19, and no country is immune. In New Zealand, our focus is getting the latest resurgence under control and making sure we put in place immediate financial supports to cushion the economic blow.

As before, the best economic response is a strong health response. We know that protecting health and stamping out the virus means our economy gets going again faster.

In addition to a strong health response, we have a detailed plan to help New Zealand bounce back faster – and it’s already in motion.

Our plan is built around five key principles: investing in our people, jobs, preparing for the future, supporting our small businesses, and positioning New Zealand globally.

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Week That Was: A strong plan for recovery

It's been another week of creating jobs, supporting local businesses, and investing in infrastructure up and down the country - all of which are helping to keep our economy moving post-COVID-19.

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