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Labour puts less into Health than National

Labour’s Budget is putting less new money into health this year than National added last year - with just $731 million extra compared to National’s $924 million boost in Budget...


Backflips now include going soft on over-stayers

The Government’s woeful inertia on implementing its immigration policy took a farcical turn today with an admission it is considering allowing individuals unlawfully in New Zealand to stay if they...


Woodhouse welcomes Dunedin Hospital location announcement

National’s Health spokesperson and Dunedin-based MP Michael Woodhouse welcomes the announcement of the site for the Dunedin Hospital rebuild and urges the Government to be honest with locals and the...


Clark confirms broken promise on GP fees

Minister of Health David Clark has this morning effectively confirmed to New Zealanders that Labour’s promised reduction to GP fees will not occur on 1 July 2018 as they promised,...


Yet another broken promise from floundering Govt

Labour looks set to break its election promise to lower the cost of GP visits by $10, leaving New Zealanders further out of pocket and GP practices at risk of...


Minister needs to answer questions on Middlemore

Documents provided to the Minister of Health David Clark as released by media today raise serious questions about whether the Minister misled New Zealanders about his knowledge of problems at...


Health Minister must clean up his own mess

Health Minister David Clark needs to walk the talk and work with DHBs to ensure they can successfully negotiate a pay increase with nurses before strike action is taken, National’s...


PM must condemn threatening union behaviour

The Prime Minister must condemn the latest threatening behaviour of the RMTU in the Lyttelton Port strike, National Party Workplace Relations Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “A union organiser has been...


Pressure building on Govt to halt employment law changes

Time is running out for employers to submit on Labour’s first sweeping changes to employment law, National Party Workplace Relations Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “Business owners and managers only have...


Unions again hold weak Government to ransom

The unions are clearly taking the new Labour-led Government for a ride with yet another strike underway today led by the Rail and Maritime Transport Union, National Party MPs Michael...