Motorcyclists deserve an explanation from the Government about why just one fifth of the money they have been charged has been spent on safety while the carnage continues on the roads, says Labour’s ACC and Transport Spokesperson Sue Moroney.
National needs to urgently review its “Safer Journeys” road safety strategy with the road toll increasing for the third year in a row making 2016 the deadliest year on New Zealand roads for six years, says Labour’s Transport spokesperson Sue Moroney.
The deadliest September on our roads since 2009 has meant tragedy for the family and friends of 25 people killed this month 17 more deaths than at the same time last year, says Labour’s Transport spokesperson Sue Moroney.
“We are heading for the third consecutive year of an increasing road toll – this is now a trend going in the wrong direction after decades of slow but steady decline in road deaths.
More information on the background and past activities of a former senior Ministry of Transport manager, being investigated for alleged fraud, is coming to light, Labour’s Transport Spokesperson Sue Moroney says.
“Today, I have ensured that information on Joanne Harrison’s background, other names she may be using and contact details of family members who may know her whereabouts have been passed onto the Serious Fraud Office.
Families with new babies are the victims of an historical “first” for the New Zealand Parliament today.
“For the first time ever, a Bill will have a third reading debate and no vote will be taken at the end because the National Government has used its veto – an extreme measure against families,” says the Bill’s sponsor, Labour MP Sue Moroney.
The Finance Minister has used trumped-up costings to justify a financial veto against parents having 26 weeks paid parental leave, says Labour MP Sue Moroney.
“Bill English’s assertion on RNZ yesterday that the measure would cost an extra $280 million a year is more than double the official costings. Either he has issued the veto on the basis of incorrect information or he is deliberately misleading New Zealanders about the costs.
Labour is calling on the Government to refund motor registration fees to three-quarters of a million Kiwi motorists whose vehicles were wrongly classified under National’s shambolic ACC motor vehicle risk rating system, Labour’s ACC spokesperson Sue Moroney says.
“Minister Kaye’s ridiculous assertion that 774,565 vehicles had to have their risk rating reclassified because of one years’ worth of crash data and new vehicles coming on market is obviously wrong.