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Labour’s xenophobic hypocrisy laid bare

Labour’s reprehensible demonisation of foreigners prior to the election has been laid bare by confirmation today that its promise to slash migration was nothing but a cynical attempt to win...


Government must reach agreement with nurses

The latest failure to reach an agreement on pay rises for 27,000 nurses brings strike action another step closer, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “Nurses and DHBs held further...


Govt’s cancellation of health targets will cost lives

The Government’s cancellation of the national health targets is a concerning step that will cost lives, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “These targets drove improvement in the areas that...


Minister admits he misled NZ public

The Health Minister today admitted he has been misleading the New Zealand public on health spending to hide his broken promises and to mask the fact that he did not...


Govt has responsibility to avoid nurses strikes

The Government must intervene urgently and ensure that mediation with nurses and midwives takes place to prevent industrial action so that patients get the care they need, National Party spokesperson...


Uncertainty reigns over Govt’s immigration policy

Months of confusion and uncertainty about the Government’s immigration policy will barely be quelled by today’s half-baked announcement, National’s Immigration Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “Businesses and the international education industry...


Review must achieve best outcome for patients

Labour’s review of the New Zealand Health and Disability Sector needs to achieve the best outcome for patients whilst taking an independent approach to ensure that changes made to the...


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...