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Finally National acts on multinational tax after dragging its feet for years

Labour welcomes the Government’s belated recognition of the fact that some multinational corporates are not paying their fair share of tax, says Labour’s Revenue spokesperson Michael Wood.

 

“However we have to wonder why it’s taken nine  years of delay tactics to get there. Just last year Michael Woodhouse said “I am satisfied that we have good, robust rules in place” and 'If you are asking me if New Zealand is missing out somehow, I have seen no information to suggest that that is the case'. Yet today the IRD produces a report showing that multinational companies are avoiding $100’s of millions a year.

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Suppressed report blames lack of leadership and planning for housing crisis

A report the Government tried to keep secret blames National’s lack of leadership on housing and Ministers’ failure to develop a plan for the crisis, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Winston Peters nominated to Intelligence and Security Committee

New Zealand First Leader the Rt Hon Winston Peters has been nominated to the Intelligence and Security Committee by Labour Leader Andrew Little.

He would fill the vacancy left by the resignation of former Labour MP David Shearer.

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Nats’ profiteering from Housing New Zealand costs 5,000 state houses

Labour will stop National’s policy of profiteering off state housing and run Housing New Zealand as a public service to better help our families in need, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Annette King to stand down as Deputy Leader

“After some reflection, I have decided to step down from the Deputy Leader’s position in the Labour Party,” says Rongotai MP Annette King.

 

“I have been considering my position for some time and after discussing the matter with colleagues I feel now is the right time to pass the baton.

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Caucus to elect new Deputy Leader

Labour MPs will elect a new Deputy Leader at next Tuesday’s caucus following Annette King’s decision to step down and retire, says Labour Leader Andrew Little.

 

“Annette has been a wonderful deputy since I became Leader. She’s tirelessly supported me and I’ve really appreciated her wise advice, humour and huge experience.

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What’s Bill been smoking?

Bill English’s diversionary tactic of condemning of a generation of Kiwi workers as a bunch of drug-takers cannot hide his government’s failure to create opportunities for decent work, says Labour’s Employment spokesperson Grant Robertson.

“In his pathetic defence of his Government’s failing immigration policy, the Prime Minister has managed to condemn a generation of Kiwi workers as druggies. Previously, Bill English has called young workers lazy and hopeless.

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National still has no plan on immigration

Today’s release of latest immigration statistics is further proof the Government has absolutely no plan for immigration and its impact on New Zealand, says Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.

“The statistics show another year in which records have been broken – in January 2017 71,300 more permanent and long term migrants moved to New Zealand – an increase of 4.7 per cent in one year alone.

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Massive blowout in families being housed in motels

The number of families needing Government’s new emergency housing grant has blown out, showing National is out of touch on the scale of the housing crisis, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little.

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Labour victory signals there’s more to come

Jacinda Ardern’s victory in the Mt Albert by-election shows Labour is winning and is ready to fight on what matters most to New Zealanders, says Labour Leader Andrew Little.

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