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National in fiscal freefall

More spending promises by National today would make even the Fyre Festival organisers blush, Labour MP Chris Hipkins said.

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A locally led transition for Southland

  • Negotiate an extension of Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter including commitment to jobs and site remediation as bottom lines
  • Expand Just Transitions Unit to work across regions with an immediate focus on a locally led transition plan for Southland
  • Support Transpower to reach a fair price for transmission costs so power prices stay reasonable for other consumers
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Taking action to reduce waste and plastics

  • Phase out single use and hard to recycle plastics by 2025
  • Create a $50m Plastics Innovation Fund to develop alternatives
  • Standardise kerbside recycling
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New fund to support Māori boarding schools

Labour will recognise the important role our Māori boarding schools play in growing our future Māori leaders by committing $20 million to a fund designed to provide them with financial support to continue to house, educate and manaaki rangatahi in their care.

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Judith Collins needs to show leadership on Goldsmith’s budget debacle

Judith Collins needs to step up and show some leadership on Paul Goldsmith’s budget debacle following reports today that National and the economic agency they used to verify their plan are each using different numbers in their latest versions, Labour Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson says.

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Health cuts inevitable under Goldsmith’s bungled budget

New analysis indicates National hasn’t allocated enough in Paul Goldsmith’s error-ridden budget for new health spending, which would mean health services would have to be cut during a global pandemic.

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National’s shambolic economic plan going from bad to worse

In order to make up for the latest missing billions in their economic plan, National are now looking to strip billions from the transport fund, putting in danger projects right across the country, Labour Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson says.

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Reducing costs for farmers and growers

  • $50 million investment to create single farm planning to streamline compliance
  • Reducing costs for farmers and growers
  • Creating greater returns for farmers
  • Supporting a transition to a clean, green carbon neutral New Zealand
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