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Friday, 1 August 2014
Crime 9:46AM
Banks Conviction: ACT Should Apologise to Epsom

AUCKLAND CITY — “The conviction of John Banks today is another sad chapter for John Banks and the ACT Party”, says Labour candidate for Epsom Michael Wood.

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Politics 4:32PM
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.

374 views

Tuesday, 2 April 2013
Employment 1:03PM
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.

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Politics 2:52PM
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.

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Thursday, 14 February 2013
Politics 3:01PM
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.

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Friday, 8 February 2013
Politics 6:22PM
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.

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Politics 6:21PM
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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Politics 6:20PM
Please hold, your call is unimportant to us...

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.

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Politics 6:19PM
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.

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Politics 6:18PM
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.

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Thursday, 7 February 2013
Politics 4:02PM
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.

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Politics 2:12PM
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.

287 views

Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Politics 4:57PM
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.

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Monday, 4 February 2013
Politics 7:06PM
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.

291 views

Politics 7:05PM
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.

317 views

Politics 6:48PM
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.

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Politics 6:46PM
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.

308 views

Politics 3:14PM
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.

240 views

Friday, 1 February 2013
Politics 4:06PM
Chaos still the order of the day for chemists

285 views

Politics 3:33PM
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.

260 views

Politics 3:07PM
Record 53,676 Kiwis fled to Aussie in 2012

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Politics 2:39PM
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.

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Politics 2:37PM
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.

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Politics 2:34PM
$15 minimum wage should top Bridges' to-do list

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Politics 2:34PM
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.

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Thursday, 31 January 2013
Politics 2:24PM
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.

282 views

Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Politics 7:11PM
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.

277 views

Politics 7:09PM
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.

271 views

Politics 7:08PM
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.

284 views

Politics 7:08PM
$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.

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