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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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Release: Job losses at Health not worth it for tax cuts

April 04, 2024

New Zealand will feel the harm of the National Government’s reckless cuts to jobs at the health ministry for generations, says Ayesha Verrall.

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Press release: No Māori initiatives in Government’s nothing plan

April 03, 2024

Māori are yet to see anything from this Government except cuts, reversals and taking our people backwards, Māori Development spokesperson Willie Jackson said.

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Release: Social housing off Government’s to-do list

April 02, 2024

The Coalition Government’s refusal to commit to ongoing funding for social housing is seeing the sector pull back on developments and families watch their...

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Release: Less money in most people’s pockets this April

March 31, 2024

Changes to minimum wage and benefit indexation means many New Zealanders will get less this year, as the Government gives a big tax break...

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Release: Simeon Brown shortchanges Aucklanders

March 28, 2024

The Coalition Government’s plan to ‘get Auckland moving’ is a cuts cover-up that will ultimately cost Aucklanders more to move around the city, says...

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Release: Time to call time on greyhound racing

March 28, 2024

The Labour Party is calling on the Government to ban greyhound racing.

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Release: Nicola Willis’ numbers still don’t add up

March 27, 2024

Kiwis are none-the-wiser today after Nicola Willis’ botched Budget Policy Statement.

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Release: Labour calls for food pricing inquiry

March 27, 2024

Labour has proposed an urgent inquiry to investigate the ever-increasing profits of supermarkets, aiming to lower costs for shoppers and food producers alike, says...

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Release: Penny Simmonds should be sacked over disability funding debacle

March 27, 2024

The Prime Minister has taken all decisions around disability funding out of Penny Simmonds hands, and yet she’s still a Minister.

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Release: Minister fails to stand up for ethnic communities

March 26, 2024

With 14% of jobs on the line at the Ministry for Ethnic Communities, the responsible Minister Melissa Lee is failing to stand up for...

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Speech: Chris Hipkins - Values matter

March 24, 2024

Chris Hipkins delivered a speech on why values matter.

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Release: Would the real Police Minister please stand up?

March 24, 2024

The cracks in the Coalition are deepening as Ministers scramble to avoid responsibility of delivering their promise of 500 more police.

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Release: Insurance Contracts Bill to overhaul insurance law

March 22, 2024

A Member’s Bill drawn this week would modernise insurance law and make things fairer and more transparent for consumers, Christchurch Central MP Duncan Webb...

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Release: Member’s Bill to support path to pay transparency

March 22, 2024

A bill with a simple focus of allowing conversations about pay has been drawn from the Member’s Ballot.

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Release: Human cost of National’s tax cuts becoming clear

March 21, 2024

Hundreds of jobs could go as the impact of public service cuts hit the Ministry for Primary Industries and the Ministry of Health.

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Release: Minister confirms it was her decision to make changes to disability funding

March 21, 2024

The Minister for Disability Issues has confirmed she was aware of funding issues in mid-December and did nothing to stop it. On 14 March,...

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Release: Tax cuts now even more irresponsible

March 21, 2024

The National Government continues to talk about irresponsible tax cuts that will only drive up inflation, despite the country entering a technical recession.

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Release: Minister must urgently reinstate funding flexibility and apologise to disabled communities

March 21, 2024

The Minister for Disability Issues must act urgently to reinstate flexibility around the funding for disability support and apologise to disabled carers.

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Release: Minister confirms Labour’s reduced RUC rate for PHEVs

March 19, 2024

The Government has accepted Labour’s change to the Road User Charge (RUC) discount for hybrid vehicles, meaning there will still be some incentive for...

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Release: Labour sets sights on 2026

March 14, 2024

This year is about getting real with Kiwis and discussing the tough issues, as the National Government exacerbates inequality and divides New Zealand, Labour...

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Release: Book-keeping blow out misses extra $90 million

March 12, 2024

The Coalition Government’s miscalculation saga continues as it has forgotten an eyewatering $90 million gap in its interest deductibility cost figures, say Labour Finance...

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Release: Government must get serious quick on climate change

March 12, 2024

He Pou a Rangi Climate Change Commission has today released advice that says if the Government doesn’t act now New Zealand is at risk...

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Release: Coalition gives tax relief to millionaire landlords

March 10, 2024

The Coalition Government has today confirmed it is abandoning first home buyers who are struggling to get ahead, says Labour Finance spokesperson Barbara Edmonds....

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Release: Labour remembers long-serving MP Jonathan Hunt

March 08, 2024

The Labour Party is sad to learn of the death of one of its longest-serving Members of Parliament, Jonathan Hunt.  

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Release: Health system an afterthought in 100-day plan

March 08, 2024

The Government has left the health system as an afterthought, announcing half-baked targets at the last minute of their 100-day plan, says Labour Health...

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Release: No cost of living support, no vision in first 100 days

March 08, 2024

Kiwis are still waiting for their promised cost of living support after 100 days of a National Government that is taking us backwards, Labour...

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Release: Lobbyists riding shotgun with Coalition Government

March 07, 2024

The Fast Track Approvals Bill shows Ministers’ ears are well and truly taken by lobbyists, says Labour Environment spokesperson Rachel Brooking.

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Release: Strong support for school lunches with over 16,000 signatures in 24 hours

March 07, 2024

The Government must commit to funding free and healthy school lunches, as thousands of people sign the petition to keep them, education spokesperson Jan...

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Release: Labour launches campaign to save school lunches

March 06, 2024

The free and healthy school lunches programme feeds our kids, helps them to learn, and saves families money – but it is at risk...

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Release: Govt distracts from its plan to bring back dangerous guns

March 01, 2024

The Government’s proposed changes to Firearms Prohibition Orders (FPO) add almost nothing new and are merely an attempt to distract from its plans to...

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Release: Smokefree generation to be trashed for tax cuts

February 28, 2024

Today marks a tragic milestone for New Zealanders as the Coalition Government side with big tobacco to repeal the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products...

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Release: Government to abandon Māori health

February 27, 2024

Disestablishing Te Aka Whai Ora ahead of an emergency Waitangi Tribunal hearing is not only hasty, it goes against the treaty and the advice...

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Release: Govt focus on gang wardrobes not good policy

February 25, 2024

The Government's re-announcement of its impractical policy on gang insignia isn't going to make it work any better, and will only put more pressure...

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Release: National’s own advice shows Aucklanders will pay more, not less

February 25, 2024

The financial tales the Coalition Government told to get elected continue to unravel as advice from the Ministry of Transport shows removing the Regional...

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Release: Labour saddened by news of Fa’anānā Efeso Collins

February 21, 2024

The Labour Party is devastated by news of Green MP and long-time Labour member Fa’anānā Efeso Collins, who died during a charity event this...

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Release: Barbara Edmonds to take on finance role

February 20, 2024

Mana MP Barbara Edmonds will take over the Finance portfolio following Grant Robertson’s retirement, Labour Leader Chris Hipkins announced today.

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