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Sroubek decision made within hours

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has confirmed he took just hours to decide to allow convicted drug dealer and gang associate Karel Sroubek to stay in New Zealand, without consideration of...


Iain Lees-Galloway should explain or resign

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has been unable to explain his appalling decision to grant Karel Sroubek permanent residency and if he continues to refuse to explain then he should resign,...


Govt must explain granting residency to dangerous criminal

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway needs to explain why he granted permanent residency to Karel Sroubek, also known as Jan Antolik, from the Czech Republic who is currently in prison, National’s...


Unions prioritised over medicines funding

Health Minister David Clark must come clean about funding for new medicines being pulled from Pharmac to settle the nurses’ pay dispute, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “This Government...


National encourages action in mental health week

National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says this Mental Health Awareness Week National is encouraging the Government to take action to help improve the mental health of New Zealanders. “Mental wellness...


More refugees – but what’s the trade off?

Labour needs to fess up about what NZ First has gained from agreeing to increase the refugee quota by 500 in two years’ time, National’s Immigration spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says....


Minister hides midwives’ true value from them

The Government quietly rejected advice which showed the value of community midwives is substantially higher than what they’re earning, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “Health Minister David Clark stood...


PM throws Immigration Minister under NZ First bus

The Prime Minister was stretching her credibility when she suggested that Iain Lees-Galloway was a lone actor working independently of Government policy in his efforts to increase the refugee quota,...


Govt already committed millions for more refugees

The Government has already committed millions more dollars to taking more refugees revealing Winston Peters’ undermining of the Prime Minister to be even more deliberate, National’s Immigration spokesperson Michael Woodhouse...


Crony health appointments appalling

Health Minister David Clark’s crony appointments continue with the appalling decision to remove the previous chair of Pharmac and appoint a former Labour MP to the role, National’s Health spokesperson...