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Health inequalities set to grow in the South

The Southern Primary Health Organisation’s proposal to give hospital patients with a GP referral priority will further exacerbate growing inequalities in our health system, Labour’s Associate Health spokesperson David Clark says.

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National continues to ignore dirty water concerns

The Government’s national freshwater standards announced today are an election gimmick that will do nothing to clean up New Zealand’s waterways, Labour’s Water spokesperson Meka Whaitiri says.

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Key plays fast and loose with NZ security - again

John Key has once again shot his mouth off about a security threat to New Zealand, despite official advice warning him not to, Labour’s Associate Security and Intelligence spokesperson Grant Robertson says.

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Unique heritage needs protecting

A Labour government will repeal legislation which has allowed dozens of Christchurch’s most important and significant buildings to be bulldozed without community consultation following the Canterbury earthquakes, and ensure Cantabrians have their say on the future of iconic buildings like the Christchurch Cathedral.

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Report puts climate change on campaign map

Despite National’s best attempts to ignore climate change, a new report by Generation Zero today puts the issue squarely on the election campaign map, Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Moana Mackey says.

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McCully apologised to the wrong person

Murray McCully has apologised to the wrong person for his bungling of the Malaysian diplomat affair, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says.

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SPEECH: Contemporary China Research Centre

Speech by Hon Phil Goff MP, Labour Trade Spokesperson, Victoria University, 2 July 2014

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Victims should be at centre of domestic violence measures

Serious measures to stem our appalling record of domestic violence are overdue but creating another Ministry of Justice adviser and abolishing fair trial rights for alleged offenders will make little difference, Labour's Justice spokesperson Andrew Little says.

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Labour will end ‘voluntary’ school donations

Labour will provide an annual grant of $100 per student to schools that stop asking parents for “voluntary” donations to help fund their day-to-day spending, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says.

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Surgical mesh inquiry a must says Labour

Labour is calling on the Minister of Health to instigate an independent inquiry into the use of surgical mesh in New Zealand.

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