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Week That Was: A Christchurch Call to action

It's getting closer and closer to Budget Day! This week we've seen a number of pre-Budget announcements, alongside the Prime Minister's Christchurch Call in Paris, and further action on transportation in Wellington.

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Week That Was: Action on climate change

This week marked the half way point of the political term.

In Government, Labour has already achieved so much!

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Week That Was: Mental health support for Kiwi kids

Another busy week! Read below for a review of the highlights and achievements, including:

  • Launching a review of our welfare system
  • Boosting support and incentives to get thousands more teachers into schools
  • Supporting Y1-8 children with Mana Ake mental health support in schools
  • Celebrating working New Zealanders on International Workers' Day
  • Helping more New Zealanders get online
  • and more!
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International Workers Day

Today, on international workers day, we celebrate the contributions of working New Zealanders to building a modern economy and to promoting workplaces that are productive and inclusive, fair and fit for the 21st Century.

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Mana Ake: Counsellors in schools

Every child in Canterbury & Kaikōura’s primary and intermediate schools now has access to mental health and wellbeing support thanks to the Government’s Mana Ake programme. Here's what that means for the community...

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Week That Was: Anzac Day

Despite the short week, we still managed to accomplish a number of great things, including:

  • announcing the Christchurch Summit in Paris on the role of social media in terrorism
  • opening 23 new state homes
  • honouring those who served and continue to serve on Anzac Day
  • announcing further funding for veterans and families
  • introducing new mandatory classification of on-demand video to better protect their families and young people
  • sending our condolences to Sri Lanka
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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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