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Week That Was: Supporting safer staffing in healthcare

This week we:

  • Signed an accord with midwives for safer staffing levels
  • Wiped debt for HNZ tenants wrongfully evicted by the previous Government's improper methamphetamine contamination policies 
  • Responded to the Tax Working Group
  • And much more...
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Our response to the Tax Working Group

Yesterday, Jacinda Ardern outlined the Government’s response to the Tax Working Group, including that the Government will not be introducing a Capital Gains Tax.

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Gun law changes now official

This week, we changed New Zealand’s gun laws.

Just 26 days after the most devastating terrorist attack in our nation’s history, we banned military style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles.

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Week That Was: Tightening our gun laws

Kia ora and welcome back to our weekly wrap of all things Beehive and beyond.

This week we saw:

  • The Arms Amendment Bill pass its first reading;
  • The Prime Minister visit China for bilateral talks;
  • The Te Hono Volume to Value forum in Hamilton;
  • And more...
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1 April: A day of delivery

We want businesses to innovate and grow. We want workers to get paid fairly for a fair day's work. And we want older New Zealanders to be supported into their retirement.

So - we're making all of that happen.

From 1 April, New Zealanders will see a number of key policies come into effect. Let's take a closer look at just three...

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New Zealand remembers the 50 victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack

Today marks two weeks since the terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques that took 50 lives, and changed many more forever. 

This week, we are looking back at the commemorations and discussions that have bought New Zealanders together.

Thousands participated in memorial services around the country.

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PM Statement on Christchurch

Mr Speaker,

Al salam Alaikum 

Peace be upon you. And peace be upon all of us.  

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Live chat on climate

On Wednesday 14 March, the Prime Minister joined Minister for Climate Change James Shaw and a number of representatives for the School Strike 4 Climate group, to talk about what we're doing as a Government, and as a country, to help tackle climate change. This chat was held during lunchtime hours at Wellington College, and livestreamed to an audience of thousands across the country.

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Week That Was: Cracking down on scalpers and rustlers

Some of our best moments from this past week include:

  • Addressing ticket scalping
  • Cracking down on livestock rustling
  • Investing in forestry
  • International Women's Day!
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