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Labour commits to Facebook transparency rules

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 02:14 PM
Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern announced she is re-committing to a relentlessly positive election campaign in 2020 that will see the Party voluntarily sign up to Facebook’s new advertising transparency rules and have its major election policy ... Read more...

Advertising transparency on Facebook

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 02:01 PM
“We welcome Labour joining us in voluntarily opting into new transparency rules for advertising on Facebook”, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. Read more...

Emergency housing spend out of control

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 01:02 PM
The spend on emergency housing has risen 440 per cent since the Government took office, leaving more Kiwis living in motels, National’s Social Housing spokesperson Simon O’Connor says. Read more...

7000 more young people on the dole under Labour

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 12:14 PM
More young people are joining the dole queue thanks to the Government’s failure to get youth into work, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. Read more...

Nine years of progress undone by Labour

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 11:53 AM
After years of improvement under National, benefit numbers are now back to the heights last seen during the Global Financial Crisis, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. Read more...

Boost in Whānau Ora funding to keep changing lives

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 11:15 AM
Whānau throughout New Zealand are set to benefit from an extra three million dollars that will go directly to Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies, the Minister for Whānau Ora Peeni Henare announced today. Read more...

Labour's soft line on welfare sees 25,000 more on benefit

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 10:33 AM
“The number of beneficiaries continues to grow under Labour’s soft on welfare approach”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more...

More people getting into work

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 10:09 AM
The December quarter benefit numbers released today show the Government’s plan to get people off the benefit and into work is starting to pay off,” Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said. Read more...

Government failing to get Kiwis back into work

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 09:57 AM
Some beneficiaries are going more than three months without having a meeting to discuss their job search, which shows the Government isn’t doing enough to help Kiwis find work, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. Read more...

Government slow to take action on new coronavirus

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 09:45 AM
The Government must take proactive steps to ensure the coronavirus outbreak does not spread to New Zealand and give Kiwis confidence, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “New viruses can rapidly spread across a population and ... Read more...
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