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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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Release: Christopher Luxon promised he wouldn’t take workers’ sick leave

June 05, 2024

Today’s announcement that would see some workers’ entitlement to sick leave reduce flies in the face of yet another promise National made during the...

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Release: Environment cuts show govt’s disregard for future generations

June 05, 2024

Cutting a third of the staff at Ministry for the Environment will undermine years of work to clean up our fresh water and reduce...

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Release: Barbara Edmonds post-Budget speech

June 05, 2024

My world view is shaped by resilience through adversity.

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Release: More than $1.5 billion slashed from housing

June 04, 2024

Fewer public homes, maintenance funding slashed and millions gone from rangatahi youth transitional housing and Māori housing.

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Release: National’s climate cuts will take us backwards

May 31, 2024

The National Government has shown all their talk about meeting climate targets is just hot air as they cut more than $3 billion in...

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Release: Budget not enough to cover rent increases

May 31, 2024

Rents will keep going up according to yesterday’s Budget, while Kiwis are finding out they aren’t getting as much as they were promised.

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Release: Funding for Māori slashed in Budget

May 30, 2024

Nicola Willis’ Budget represents the worst outcome for Māori in a generation.

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Release: Back out budget breaks promises

May 30, 2024

The budget today is a sad state of affairs and the country can now see the result of Finance Minister Nicola Willis’ wrong choices...

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Release: Economy goes backwards under incompetent coalition govt

May 30, 2024

Finance Minister Nicola Willis has repeatedly said she will not be borrowing for tax cuts and denied fiscal irresponsibility. Today, the budget has revealed...

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Release: National Government takes anti-housing stance

May 27, 2024

In six short months the Minister for Housing has shrunk the pool of potential home owners in New Zealand, removed housing security for renters,...

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Release: Statement from housing spokesperson Kieran McAnulty

May 24, 2024

“Today it sounds like the Minister for Housing and his associate are announcing 500 homes that already exist,” Kieran McAnulty said.

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Release: Mining on conservation land will take NZ backwards

May 24, 2024

Shane Jones’s speech today demonstrates once again that he will put his political theatrics ahead of New Zealand’s workers and their futures.

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Release: Disabled children latest to lose access to funding

May 24, 2024

Disabled children and families nationwide have recently found out they’re no longer able to use disability support funding for programmes during school hours in...

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Release: Time to make stalking a crime

May 22, 2024

Following a horrific case of stalking that ended in tragedy, Labour’s police spokesperson Ginny Andersen has drafted a bill that would add stalking to...

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Release: Strong support for disability funding

May 22, 2024

Two thirds of Kiwis in a new poll want funding flexibility reinstated for disabled people and carers.

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Release: Another announcement, still no funding for more public houses

May 21, 2024

The Government has yet again failed to do the one thing that needs to happen to ensure houses can be built – commit to...

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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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