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Heather Roy

Politics
New Zealand

Member since: 13 September 2007
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List member, ACT New Zealand Current parliamentary roles Deputy Leader and Whip Member, Business Committee Member, Social Services Committee Spokesperson, National Security Spokesperson, Health Spokesperson, Social Services Spokesperson, Family 




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Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Government 9:10AM
Heather Roy's Dairy - The Last Political Chapter

I wrote my first Heather Roy’s Dairy on 9 August 2002 and have sent one out most Fridays since then.

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Friday, 30 September 2011
Politics 9:32AM
Hon Heather Roy Valedictory Statement; Parliament; Thursday, September 29 2011.

Mr Speaker, My introduction to politics came at the tender age of 20 in 1984.

354 views

Friday, 5 August 2011
Government 9:38AM
Government Ignoring Advice On Retirement Age

ACT New Zealand Spokesman Hon Heather Roy today condemned Finance Minister Bill English for continuing his Government’s refusal to even consider raising the retirement age beyond 65 and ignoring, even ridiculing, the advice of several experts who are recommending raising the age.

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Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Employment 3:10PM
High Minimum Wage Supersizes Unemployment

Reports today on wage negotiations between McDonald’s and the Unite Union show yet again that legislating to increase the minimum wage leads to fewer jobs being created, ACT New Zealand Employment Spokesman Hon Heather Roy said today.

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Thursday, 7 July 2011
School 10:05AM
Little Endorses Voluntary Membership-Hon Heather Roy

ACT New Zealand Tertiary Education Spokesman Hon Heather Roy today welcomed the comments made by Andrew Little, in his final speech as National Secretary to the Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union, that voluntary unionism strengthened the union movement.

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Thursday, 16 June 2011
Alcohol 12:28PM
Use Delay To Repel Prohibitionism

News that the Government’s alcohol reforms may not pass before the election should be celebrated rather than lamented, says ACT New Zealand Youth Affairs Spokesman Hon Heather Roy.

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Friday, 10 June 2011
Education 8:43AM
Tolley: Not My Policy But I'll Give It Half A Billion

ACT New Zealand MP Hon Heather Roy today criticised Education Minister Hon Anne Tolley for her failure to answer what spending half a billion dollars on early childhood education would actually achieve when asked in the House today.

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Friday, 3 June 2011
Politics 10:41AM
Labour's Delaying Costs: A By-Election Every Hour

ACT New Zealand Tertiary Education Spokesman Hon Heather Roy today condemned the Labour Party's filibustering of her Education (Freedom Of Association) Amendment Bill, saying it denies backbench MPs the right to have their issues debated and is costing taxpayers over $453,000 – the same cost as a Hone Harawira Te Tai Tokerau by-election – every hour that Parliament sits.

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Saturday, 28 May 2011
Education 10:27AM
Let Funding Follow The Child

WELLINGTON CITY — Hon Heather Roy Speech to Early Childhood Council Conference; Wellington Convention Centre; Friday, May 27 2011.

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Saturday, 21 May 2011
Politics 5:33PM
Children's Ministry Just Election-Year Gimmick

Labour’s proposal to set up a Children’s Ministry and disband the Families Commission is little more than election-year window dressing and will do nothing to curb New Zealand’s appalling rates of child abuse and neglect, ACT New Zealand Welfare Spokesman Hon Heather Roy said today.

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Friday, 13 May 2011
Employment 7:25AM
ACT Calls On National To Support Youth Wage

National should follow Minister for Social Development and Employment Paula Bennett’s lead and announce its support for a youth minimum wage after Ms Bennett said during question time in the House today that she would prefer a young person to earn $10 an hour than be on the dole, ACT MPs Sir Roger Douglas and Hon Heather Roy said today.

331 views

Saturday, 5 March 2011
Earthquakes 8:33AM
Looking to the Future in Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH — Natural disasters remind us of the fragility of life.

529 views

Friday, 6 August 2010
Internet 7:43AM
The ORB – Fighting The Scammers

WELLINGTON CITY — Hon Heather Roy speech to the launch of ‘The ORB’ (Online Reporting Button); New Zealand Police National HQ, Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington; Thursday, August 5 2010.

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Monday, 12 April 2010
Defence 1:43PM
Minister To Host TFESC Employer of The Year Awards

WELLINGTON CITY — Associate Minister of Defence Heather Roy will tomorrow host the National Territorial Force Employer Support Council (TFESC) 'Employer of the Year' Awards, to recognise and honour those public and private sector organisations that encourage and support their employees in their voluntary service to New Zealand.

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Thursday, 1 April 2010
Water 3:30PM
Water Efficiency Labels Help Consumers Make Better Choices

New requirements for water efficiency labels will help consumers make informed choices about water consumption and relative water efficiency when purchasing washing machines, dishwashers, taps, toilets and showers, Minister of Consumer Affairs Heather Roy said today.

476 views

Friday, 29 January 2010
Education 3:51PM
Review of Special Education: Discussion Document

WELLINGTON CITY — Associate Minister of Education Heather Roy will next week visit Evans Bay Intermediate School in Wellington, where she will launch the discussion document for the Government's Review of Special Education.

625 views

Friday, 15 January 2010
Defence 9:46PM
Expanded LSV course provides more opportunities

Young people will have more chances to challenge and test themselves this year through an expanded Limited Service Volunteer (LSV) course says Social Development and Employment Minister Paula Bennett.

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Friday, 18 December 2009
Business 2:24PM
Take Care When Buying An Extended Warranty This Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching New Zealanders should be aware of their rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA) before making purchasing decisions or buying an extended warranty, Minister of Consumer Affairs Heather Roy said today.

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Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Transport 9:46AM
Transmission Gully A Victory For Wellington

WELLINGTON — ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Wellington-based MP Heather Roy today congratulated Transport Minister Steven Joyce for doing what his predecessors would not: listening to the public and taking action on the long-awaited and controversial Transmission Gully.

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Monday, 14 December 2009
Defence 9:24AM
Reinforce Success In Peace As You Would In War

WELLINGTON CITY — Hon Heather Roy speech to the Inaugural NZDF Reservist of The Year Awards Dinner; Defence House, Aitken St, Wellington; Saturday December 12 2009.

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Defence 8:39AM
Auckland Teacher Named Inaugural NZDF Reservist Of The Year

AUCKLAND — Associate Minister of Defence Heather Roy today congratulated Lance Corporal Deborah Kendon on being named the first ever New Zealand Defence Force Reservist of the Year.

550 views

Sunday, 13 December 2009
Defence 6:23PM
Auckland Teacher Named Inaugural NZDF Reservist Of The Year

NORTH SHORE CITY — Associate Minister of Defence Heather Roy today congratulated Lance Corporal Deborah Kendon on being named the first ever New Zealand Defence Force Reservist of the Year.

673 views

Thursday, 10 December 2009
Defence 12:23PM
New Zealand Defence Force 'Reservist Of The Year'

WELLINGTON — Associate Minister of Defence Heather Roy will this weekend announce the inaugural New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Reservist of the Year at a special award ceremony in Wellington.

507 views

Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Finance 8:47AM
First Financial Services Disputes Resolution Scheme Application

Financial Services Complaints Limited (FSCL) has become the first body to apply to set up a financial sector consumer disputes resolution scheme under the Financial Service Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act 2008, Minister of Consumer Affairs Heather Roy said yesterday.

499 views

Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Advertising 6:04PM
Advertising Standards And Self-Regulation

Hon Heather Roy address to the Advertising Standards Authority; Turnbull House, Bowen Street, Wellington; Tuesday, December 8 2009.

570 views

Finance 9:38AM
First Financial Services Disputes Resolution Scheme Application

Financial Services Complaints Limited (FSCL) has become the first body to apply to set up a financial sector consumer disputes resolution scheme under the Financial Service Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act 2008, Minister of Consumer Affairs Heather Roy said today.

849 views

Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Business 8:03AM
'One Law - One Door' For Consumer Transactions

WELLINGTON CITY — Hon Heather Roy speech to the Combined Ministry of Consumer Affairs Stakeholders meeting; Ministry of Economic Development, Bowen St, Wellington; Monday, November 30 2009.

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Thursday, 26 November 2009
Politics 7:28AM
Survey Shows Good Understanding Of Consumer Rights

Minister of Consumer Affairs Heather Roy today released the National Consumer Survey 2009 - a survey of consumer awareness, experience and perceptions, and consumer legislation conducted from June-August and involving 1,000 face-to-face interviews with New Zealanders aged 18 and over.

560 views

Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Education 12:17PM
400 More Students To Receive ORRS

Associate Minister of Education Heather Roy today announced that the Ongoing and Reviewable Resourcing Schemes (ORRS), which provide support to students with high special education needs, will be extended to include another 400 students around the country who have missed out by frustratingly narrow margins in the past.

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Saturday, 14 November 2009
Food 12:32PM
The Cost Of Food

Food prices came under scrutiny this week after a New South Wales Associate Professor, having analysed figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), said that grocery prices in Australia and New Zealand had risen 41 percent and 42.5 percent respectively since the start of 2000.

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