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Release: Environment ministry advice show flaws in Fast Track Approvals Bill

May 20, 2024

Environment ministry (MfE) officials have outlined many ways in which the Fast Track Approvals Bill is deeply flawed, Labour environment spokesperson Rachel Brooking says....

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Release: 4,500 jobs lost – and counting

May 17, 2024

More than 4,500 jobs are set to go as the National Government continues its deep cuts to services to pay for irresponsible and ill-timed...

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Release: National winding back mental health work

May 15, 2024

The Minister for Mental Health has found the Suicide Prevention Office and mental health support for 111 calls slipping through his fingers, says Labour...

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Statement from police spokesperson Ginny Andersen

May 14, 2024

“With Police pay negotiations still unresolved after six months in Government, Mark Mitchell has today rolled the Commissioner out for a rebrand of their...

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Release: Ideological charter schools won’t increase achievement

May 14, 2024

The Government bringing back 50 charter schools will not increase achievement and is a distraction from the core mission of the education system, Labour...

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Release: Visas needed for Palestinians with family in New Zealand

May 14, 2024

The Government must show some compassion and create a special visa to allow Palestinians with family in New Zealand to be reunited with them...

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Release: Govt’s stubbornness will harm Māori children

May 13, 2024

Government has remained stubborn and is ramming its Bill into the House today, which the Waitangi Tribunal has said will hurt vulnerable children.

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Release: Support for climate adaptation inquiry

May 10, 2024

Labour supports a Notice of Motion in the House today to move the Finance and Expenditure Committee to conduct an inquiry on climate adaptation....

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Release: Sexual violence prevention among hundreds of job cuts at ACC

May 09, 2024

The National Government plans to cut 390 jobs at ACC, including roles in the areas of prevention of sexual violence, road safety and workplace...

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Release: Backtrack on school lunches a win for Kiwi kids

May 08, 2024

David Seymour has failed to get the sweeping cuts he wanted to the free and healthy school lunch programme, Labour education spokesperson Jan Tinetti...

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Release: Hon Willie Jackson to debate at the Prestigious Oxford Union

May 08, 2024

Hon Willie Jackson has been invited by the Oxford Union to debate the motion “This House Believes British Museums are not Very British’ on...

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Release: National won’t commit to full Nelson Hospital upgrade

May 07, 2024

The Government needs to be clear with the people of the Nelson Marlborough region about the changes it is considering for the Nelson Hospital...

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Release: Labour calls for fast track list to be released

May 06, 2024

Ministers must front up about which projects it will push through under its Fast Track Approvals legislation, Labour environment spokesperson Rachel Brooking said today....

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Release: National gaslights women fighting for equal pay

May 02, 2024

National has scrapped the pay equity taskforce that fights for equal pay for women and looks at ethnic pay gaps.

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Release: More job cuts, fewer houses under National

May 02, 2024

The Government is again adding to New Zealand’s growing unemployment, this time cutting jobs at the agencies responsible for urban development and growing much...

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Release: Children fall deeper through the cracks in Govt cuts

May 02, 2024

With Minister Karen Chhour indicating in the House today that she either doesn’t know or care about the frontline cuts she’s making to Oranga...

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Release: Labour honours memory of Sir Robert Martin

May 02, 2024

The Labour Party is saddened to learn of the death of Sir Robert Martin, a globally renowned disability advocate who led the way for...

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Release: 130,000 cattle saved from live export

May 01, 2024

Labour is calling for the Government to urgently rethink its coalition commitment to restart live animal exports, Labour animal welfare spokesperson Rachel Boyack said....

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Release: National’s job cuts already starting to bite as unemployment rises

May 01, 2024

Unemployment is on the rise and it’s only going to get worse under this Government, Labour finance spokesperson Barbara Edmonds said.

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Release: National hiking transport costs for families and young New Zealanders

April 30, 2024

Weekly expenses will grow for more than 1.6 million New Zealanders as the Government ends free and half price public transport fares tomorrow.

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Release: Labour welcomes EU free trade agreement

April 30, 2024

The New Zealand Labour Party welcomes the entering into force of the European Union and New Zealand free trade agreement.

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Release: $1.7b for no increase in access to medicine

April 30, 2024

The National-led Government continues its fiscal jiggery pokery with its Pharmac announcement today, Labour Health spokesperson Ayesha Verrall says.

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Release: National should heed Tribunal warning and scrap coalition commitment with ACT

April 29, 2024

This afternoon’s interim Waitangi Tribunal report must be taken seriously as it affects our most vulnerable children, Labour children’s spokesperson Willow-Jean Prime.

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Release: More accountability for preventable workplace deaths this Workers’ Memorial Day

April 29, 2024

Labour is calling for more accountability for preventable workplace deaths because everybody who goes to work deserves to come home safely.

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Release: Working together on consistent support for veterans this Anzac Day

April 24, 2024

Our two-tiered system for veterans’ support is out of step with our closest partners, and all parties in Parliament should work together to fix...

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Release: Penny drops – but what about Seymour and Peters?

April 24, 2024

Stripping two Ministers of their portfolios just six months into the job shows Christopher Luxon’s management style is lacking, Labour Leader Chris Hipkins said....

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Release: Budget blunder shows Nicola Willis could cut recovery funding

April 23, 2024

It appears Nicola Willis is about to pull the rug out from under the feet of local communities still dealing with the aftermath of...

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Release: RMA changes will be a disaster for environment

April 23, 2024

The Government is making short-sighted changes to the Resource Management Act (RMA) that will take away environmental protection in favour of short-term profits, Labour’s...

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Release: Labour supports urgent changes to emergency management system

April 23, 2024

Labour welcomes the release of the report into the North Island weather events and looks forward to working with the Government to ensure that...

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Release: Labour calls for New Zealand to recognise Palestine

April 22, 2024

The Labour Party has called for the New Zealand Government to recognise Palestine, as a material step towards progressing the two-State solution needed to...

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Release: Three strikes law political posturing of worst kind

April 22, 2024

The Government is bringing back a law that has little evidential backing just to look tough, Labour justice spokesperson Duncan Webb said.

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Release: Government cuts unbelievably target child exploitation, violent extremism, ports and airports

April 22, 2024

Some of our country’s most important work, stopping the sexual exploitation of children and violent extremism could go along with staff on the frontline...

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Release: Environmental protection vital, not ‘onerous’

April 22, 2024

The Government’s Fast Track Approvals Bill will give projects such as new coal mines a ‘get out of jail free’ card to wreak havoc...

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Release: Govt cuts doctors and nurses in hiring freeze

April 19, 2024

Cuts to frontline hospital staff are not only a broken election promise, it shows the reckless tax cuts have well and truly hit the...

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Release: Progress on climate will be undone by Govt

April 19, 2024

New Zealand’s good work at reducing climate emissions for three years in a row will be undone by the National government’s lack of ambition...

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Release: Dark day for Kiwi kids as a third of Govt cuts affect them

April 17, 2024

News that 1000 jobs at the Ministry of Education and Oranga Tamariki could go is devastating for future generations of New Zealanders.

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Release: Alarm as Government signals further blow to school lunches

April 17, 2024

More essential jobs could be on the chopping block, this time Ministry of Education staff on the school lunches team are set to find...

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Release: Quick, submit – stop Govt’s dodgy approvals bill

April 16, 2024

The Government is trying to bring in a law that will allow Ministers to cut corners and kill off native species, Labour environment spokesperson...

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Release: Public transport costs to double as National looks at unaffordable roading project instead

April 15, 2024

Cancelling urgently needed new Cook Strait ferries and hiking the cost of public transport for many Kiwis so that National can announce the prospect...

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Release: Cost of living in Auckland still not a priority

April 15, 2024

A laundry list of additional costs for Tāmaki Makarau Auckland shows the Minister for the city is not delivering for the people who live...

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Release: Govt should stop making people’s lives harder and build more homes

April 11, 2024

The National Government’s proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act will mean tenants can be turfed from their homes by landlords with little notice,...

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Release: Melissa Lee missing in action on media

April 11, 2024

The action Melissa Lee promised to protect democracy and the media sector is missing, Media and Communications spokesperson Willie Jackson said.

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Release: Don’t cut our lunches – clear message sent to Government

April 10, 2024

Tens of thousands of people are demanding the Government commits to fully funding free and healthy school lunches.  

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Release: Govt makes U-turn on Suicide Prevention Office

April 09, 2024

Labour welcomes the Government’s U-turn on the closure of the Suicide Prevention Office, says Labour Mental Health spokesperson Ingrid Leary.

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Release: Commitment to disability communities missing from Govt priorities

April 08, 2024

Minister for Disability Issues Penny Simmonds appears to have delayed a report back to Cabinet on the progress New Zealand is making against international...

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Release: Government must commit to school building project for disabled students

April 05, 2024

The Government must commit to the Maitai School building project for students with high and complex needs, to ensure disabled students from the top...

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Release: National must take mental health seriously

April 05, 2024

Mental Health Minister Matt Doocey and his Government colleagues have made a meal of their mental health commitments, showing how flimsy their efforts to...

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