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Minister risking Southland mothers and babies

The decisions to axe the birthing unit at Lumsden and not provide one in Wanaka are devastating for communities and will lead to worse outcomes for mothers and babies in...


Still no real change in mental health

Today’s announcement by the Government of a six unit secure facility rings somewhat hollow given that the Government has callously cancelled 17 mental health initiatives that would have been making...


Major immigration backdown welcome, but too late

The Government’s major backdown on post-study work rights for international students is welcome, but the damage to New Zealand’s international reputation has already been done, National’s Immigration spokesperson Michael Woodhouse...


Bill to establish health targets introduced

The targets that have underpinned improvements in New Zealanders’ health over the past twelve years could become an enduring part of our health system if a Members’ Bill introduced to...


Immigration Minister asleep at the wheel

Immigration Minister Iain-Lees Galloway’s refusal to investigate how widespread visa fraud is among Sri Lankan students is another example of Labour going soft on things Kiwis care about, National’s Immigration...