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Victorian Politicians Show Real Courage Legalising Assisted Dying

By   /  November 23, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Victorian Politicians Show Real Courage Legalising Assisted Dying

Source: ACT Party Headline: Victorian Politicians Show Real Courage Legalising Assisted Dying Facebook0 Twitter Victoria’s Upper House has shown real courage by legalising Assted Dying for the State,” says ACT Leader David Seymour Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill would legalise Assisted Dying here and is moving up the Order Paper to be debated early next year. […]

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Grant Robertson’s $4m Hollow Elephant

By   /  November 23, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Grant Robertson’s $4m Hollow Elephant

Source: ACT Party Headline: Grant Robertson’s $4m Hollow Elephant Facebook0 Twitter “The Government’s announced $4m Tax Working Group has already ruled out so many options it should be pronounced Dead on Arrival and stopped” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Its terms of reference make it so barren it is reminiscent of Grant Robertson’s overegged ‘Future […]

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National welcomes Government’s latest backslide on immigration

By   /  November 23, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National welcomes Government’s latest backslide on immigration

Source: National Party – Headline: National welcomes Government’s latest backslide on immigration National Party Immigration Spokesperson Simon Bridges has welcomed the new Government’s major climb-down on its immigration policy as announced by Immigration Minister Ian Lees Galloway. “This is a very significant u-turn. Prior to the election Labour was going to reduce migration by 20,000 […]

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Education Minister picks nanny state over parental choice

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Education Minister picks nanny state over parental choice

Source: National Party – Headline: Education Minister picks nanny state over parental choice Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ decision to take away parents’ ability to have their children start school in the weeks before their fifth birthday is nanny-state and ideologically driven, National Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “National made changes to give schools and parents […]

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So, half as many trees then?

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on So, half as many trees then?

Source: National Party – Headline: So, half as many trees then? Regional Development Minister Shane Jones is already backtracking from his promise to plant a billion trees in 10 years, National Party Economic Development Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. “From his statements earlier today it appears he’s realised that the pledge of a billion new trees […]

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Minister misrepresenting official information

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister misrepresenting official information

Source: National Party – Headline: Minister misrepresenting official information The new Minister responsible for Christchurch’s anchor projects is cynically misrepresenting official information, National’s Spokesperson for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Matt Doocey says.  “Megan Woods’ announcement today proclaiming she is getting the Metro Sports Facility ‘back on track’ is nothing more than hot air and spin, and […]

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Robertson must front up on costings

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Robertson must front up on costings

Source: National Party – Headline: Robertson must front up on costings Finance Minister Grant Robertson needs to front up on the costings for his Government’s expensive policy pledges, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. “Yesterday we learnt that Mr Robertson did have coalition costings prepared by the Treasury before the coalition was announced on […]

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To the Socialists of All Parties -Free Press Monday 20 November

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on To the Socialists of All Parties -Free Press Monday 20 November

Source: ACT Party Headline: To the Socialists of All Parties -Free Press Monday 20 November Facebook0 Twitter The Road to Serfdom Mugabe’s (and, more importantly, the people of Zimbabwe’s) demise reminds us of F.A. Hayek’s classic work The Road to Serfdom. Hayek maps out how government ownership of private property begets government control of all […]

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Govt U-turn coming on international students

By   /  November 19, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt U-turn coming on international students

Source: National Party – Headline: Govt U-turn coming on international students National Party Tertiary Education Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith is welcoming the Government’s apparent U-turn on their policy to gut the international education industry by massively reducing the number of foreign students coming into New Zealand. “During the election campaign, Labour’s policy was clear – in […]

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TOP Announces Formation of Public Policy Unit

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on TOP Announces Formation of Public Policy Unit

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: TOP Announces Formation of Public Policy Unit Opportunities Party leader Dr Gareth Morgan today announced the formation of a public policy research unit that the party will use to further develop its evidence-based, best practice policy for the 2020 election. Now that TOP has experienced and survived […]

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Labour confused about the cost of extra police

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour confused about the cost of extra police

Source: National Party – Headline: Labour confused about the cost of extra police In what is becoming a concerning pattern of the new Government, Labour has created fresh confusion about the cost of their promised 1800 additional police, National Party Police Spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Who is correct? Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern when she said […]

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Govt will put public at risk if it axes new prison

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt will put public at risk if it axes new prison

Source: National Party – Headline: Govt will put public at risk if it axes new prison The Government’s thoroughly contradictory approach to law and order will put the public at greater risk and ensure more criminals go unpunished, National Party Corrections spokesperson Simon O’Connor says. “What we have is the Corrections Minister saying he wants […]

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Greens fail dolphins

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greens fail dolphins

Source: National Party – Headline: Greens fail dolphins The Green Party’s complicity on the Government’s decision to defer electronic monitoring on commercial fishing vessels is a failure and an example of very weak advocacy for our critically threatened marine species, National Conservation Spokesperson Maggie Barry says. “The National Government’s planned introduction of GPS and camera […]

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Greens support Wellington rail network workers

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greens support Wellington rail network workers

Source: Green Party Headline: Greens support Wellington rail network workers Jan Logie MP on Thursday, November 16, 2017 – 09:47 The Green Party supports Wellington members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) who are today striking to maintain hard-fought-for pay and conditions. “The Green Party stands in solidarity with RMTU members and call […]

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Labour’s housing bill a backward step

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour’s housing bill a backward step

Source: National Party – Headline: Labour’s housing bill a backward step The Government’s new bill supposedly aimed at imposing stricter regulations on landlords does nothing to further improve the quality of New Zealand’s rentals, National’s Housing Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “National strongly supports efforts to make homes warmer, drier and safer but Labour’s Healthy Homes […]

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Government needs to put a ceiling on debt

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government needs to put a ceiling on debt

Source: National Party – Headline: Government needs to put a ceiling on debt The new Coalition Government needs to rapidly put a ceiling on the debt levels it’s prepared to tolerate as it opens wide the taxpayers chequebook, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. “The admissions in Parliament today from Grant Robertson that he […]

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Not too late to do the right thing for parents

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Not too late to do the right thing for parents

Source: National Party – Headline: Not too late to do the right thing for parents The Prime Minister needs to show the common sense and compassion missing from her Workplace Relations Minister and right the wrong that prevents new parents taking leave together to spend time with their newborns, National Party Leader Bill English says. […]

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Golriz Ghahraman maiden speech

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Golriz Ghahraman maiden speech

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha, tēnā koutou katoa. Te mana whenua o tēnei wāhi, Te Āti awa, tēnā koutou. Otirā ngā iwi whānui tēnā koutou katoa Mr Speaker I congratulate you on your election and look forward to your guidance in this house. I begin by acknowledging what a breathtaking […]

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Chloe Swarbrick maiden speech

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Chloe Swarbrick maiden speech

E te Māngai – E te Māngai, tēnā koe Tuatahi, ki te mana whenua o tēnei rohe, Te Ātiawat Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa Mr Speaker, Congratulations on your position. I’m immensely proud to enter this 52nd Parliament at such a time where you’ve actively sought to make the House more family friendly […]

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National extends keeping-in-touch days for parents

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National extends keeping-in-touch days for parents

Source: National Party – Headline: National extends keeping-in-touch days for parents National MP Sarah Dowie is pleased that the Government has adopted her amendment to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill which boosts the number of hours that parents on Parental Leave can return to work without forfeiting their entitlement. “Extending the number […]

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