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Kelvin Davis: Address to the Labour Party Conference 2022

I often refer to, and draw inspiration from, our tupuna, and when I reflect on the last few years the words of a famous Ngapuhi chief Te Ruki Kawiti come to mind.

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Grant Robertson: Speech to the Labour Party Conference 2022

Labour Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson speaks at the Labour Party Conference in South Auckland.

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100 things we’ve delivered this year

Over the past year, we’ve worked hard to deliver for Kiwis. As we’ve continued to secure our economy, we’ve also made good progress across long term challenges like climate change, housing, and health.

While there is more to do, we’ve achieved a lot over the past year.

Here are just 100 of the things we’ve delivered since November 2021:

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New Zealand’s place in the world

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently gave a speech on the economy and New Zealand’s place in the world.

Here’s a super quick overview of what she had to say about global challenges, like workforce shortages, and why New Zealand can be optimistic about the future.

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Five years of progress with Labour

Our Government has a very clear vision for New Zealand’s future.

It’s one where our economy provides security and opportunities for every New Zealander and their family. It’s one where everyone has a healthy, affordable place to call home. It’s one where all of us have access to world-class healthcare. It’s one where we look after our environment for generations to come.

We’ve worked hard to put in place the foundations for this future – and while there’s still more work to do, we’ve made good progress.

Because of the big, long-term challenges that we inherited in 2017 – like the national housing crisis, climate change, child poverty, and a neglected health system – it can sometimes be easy to forget how far we’ve come.  

So five years on, here’s a look at just some of the progress that we’ve made:

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Backing workers with Fair Pay Agreements

We've now delivered on our election commitment to back Kiwi workers with Fair Pay Agreements.

Fair Pay Agreements make it easier for workers across an industry or occupation to bargain for better wages and working conditions.

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Taking mental health seriously

We believe that all New Zealanders should be able to access support when and where they need it. That’s why we’re laying the foundation for a whole new mental health system.

It’s a big job, but there’s already been huge change and it’s making a real difference for thousands of New Zealanders.

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Half a million mental health sessions

This week, we’ve marked a major milestone in our work on mental health – more than 500,000 sessions delivered through our Access and Choice programme.

This programme, which enables Kiwis to get free mental support at their doctor or health centre, is just one of the ways we’re rebuilding New Zealand’s mental health and addiction system.

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More medicines for New Zealanders

Thousands more New Zealanders will soon have access to life-changing medicines, thanks to our Government’s record investments in Pharmac’s medicines budget.

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