Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Labour alerts Justice Ministry to gaping security hole in its website
Labour’s Information Technology spokesperson, Clare Curran, has today alerted the Ministry of Justice of a serious security flaw in its website.
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
Workers reminded to check payslips
Workers need to carefully examine their payslips as the KiwiSaver employer and employee contribution rate increases from 2% to 3% from today says Labour’s spokesperson, for Labour Issues Darien Fenton.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Government must back down on iPad tax too
The National/United Future Government’s plans for its petty iPad and cellphone tax should be dumped following Revenue Minister Peter Dunne’s appalling admission that due diligence for it hasn’t been completed, Labour’s Revenue Spokesperson David Cunliffe says.
Thursday, 14 February 2013
Dunne must take leadership on overseas tax
Peter Dunne must act on an OECD report that reveals the shocking extent of multi-national tax avoidance, says Labour’s Revenue spokesperson David Clark.
Friday, 8 February 2013
Adams' dodgy deals cost Kiwis $400
Amy Adams is taking almost $400 right out of the pockets of Kiwi households with her delaying tactics on the Commerce Commission’s suggested price cuts, says Labour’s Communications and IT spokesperson Clare Curran.
Law change needed on airport pricing
Labour says the Government should change the law in response to a damning report by the Commerce Commission into monopoly pricing by Wellington Airport.
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The Government knew that the Novopay service centre was not up to the job before the botched teachers’ pay system went live, says Chris Hipkins, Labour’s acting Education spokesperson.
Go figure – jobless 'stats' hide real story
The latest Household Labour Force Survey which shows some 30,000 Kiwis have given up looking for work has really put the wind up Paula Bennett, Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.
Fed-up Defence staff join Aussie exodus - 8 February 2013
Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman should be ashamed by the number of Kiwi sailors jumping ship and joining the exodus across the ditch, Labour’s Defence spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.
Thursday, 7 February 2013
Where are the jobs, Prime Minister?
Today’s unemployment data, which shows that 33,000 people have given up on the labour market altogether, is an indictment on National’s economic failure, says Su’a William Sio.
Youth hung out to dry yet again
The Government’s so-called ‘focus’ on youth unemployment has been shown up for what it is – a PR stunt - with figures out today that show the number of young Kiwis not in education, training or work has gone up yet again, says Labour’s Youth Affairs spokesperson Megan Woods.
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Govt's meddling in schools misses the point
The Government’s obsession with meddling with school funding is hugely disruptive, and is doing nothing to help improve children’s learning, says Chris Hipkins, Labour’s acting Education spokesperson.
Monday, 4 February 2013
Dunedin Labour MPs support Presbyterian Support Otago
Dunedin Labour MPs have called on the Southern District Health Board to reassess their decision to exclude Presbyterian Services Otago from their list of providers of home help services for the elderly.
Choose consumers over Chorus, Mr Key
Chorus’s deliberate delay tactics with the Commerce Commission are a blow to Kiwi consumers and must be condemned by the Government, says Clare Curran.
Public private partnership school costing taxpayers
The Government’s experiment with public private partnerships in schools will end up costing taxpayers $1.5 million more than it claims it will save, says Chris Hipkins.
Teachers' pay for Ministers' risk taking
Documentation released today clearly shows that Ministers must have been made aware of the extensive problems with the Novopay payroll system before they signed off its implementation, Labour’s Acting Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.
Lack of doctors is a major health concern
The report on doctor shortages released today by the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists should be a wake up call to the Government, says Labour's Health Spokesperson, Maryan Street.
Friday, 1 February 2013
Chaos still the order of the day for chemists
Funding battles shouldn't hold up transport changes
Lengthy disputes over funding cannot be allowed to stall progress for Christchurch’s new transport system, says Labour’s Christchurch Transport Issues spokesperson and MP for Wigram Megan Woods.
Record 53,676 Kiwis fled to Aussie in 2012
Another provincial town reeling under National's inept management
High dollar forces Summit factory closure, 190 jobs cut in Oamaru
The crippling exchange rate has caused 192 hard-working Kiwis to lose their job as Summit Wool Spinner is sold, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker.
Novopay review too little, too late
The Government’s plan to hold a ministerial inquiry into the Novopay debacle is a step in the right direction - but ultimately it is too little, too late, says Chris Hipkins, Labour’s acting Education spokesperson.
$15 minimum wage should top Bridges' to-do list
Revenue projections drop by almost $1b a month
The Government’s tax forecasts for 2012 - 2016 have dropped by almost $1 billion a month since the election, highlighting its failure to boost growth and create jobs, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker.
Thursday, 31 January 2013
Police budget constraints erode 111 service
National’s erosion of our 111 emergency service is not going unnoticed, says Labour’s Police spokesperson Kris Faafoi.
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
PM must own Hekia's bad karma
Hekia Parata’s glib dismissal of the non-payment of Ministry of Education staff today as “karma” is outrageous, and John Key should tell her to apologise, says Chris Hipkins.
Denial doesn't make child poverty go away
The Government doesn’t just have a blind spot when it comes to child poverty, it has a major case of denial, Labour’s Social Development spokesperson and Spokesperson for Children, Jacinda Ardern says.
Parents pick up tab for Govt underfunding
At a time when many parents are struggling with the constantly increasing cost of living, John Key’s government is asking them to pay more and more for their children’s education too, Labour’s acting Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.
$50-million hole in Key's apprenticeship plan
The Government's johnny-come-lately plan to increase the number of apprentices has a more than $50 million hole in it, says Grant Robertson Labour’s Tertiary Education, Skills and Training Spokesperson.
Key accuses Kiwis of 'crying wolf' about housing affordability
John Key’s claim that Kiwis scrimping and saving for their first home are just ‘crying wolf’ about the housing affordability crisis shows he’s completely out of touch, says Labour Leader David Shearer.