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Nick Smith confirms 69,000 houses a figment of English’s imagination

Nick Smith has confirmed National has no plan to build 69,000 houses in Auckland, says Labour Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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English leaves hundreds of state houses empty during housing shortage

Despite the housing shortage, more than 250 state houses have been sitting empty for over a year as Bill English tries to sell them, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little.

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Time the State apologised for child abuse

It’s time the Government listened to the growing chorus of leading opinion calling for an apology and an independent inquiry into historical abuse claims of children in state care, says Labour’s Justice spokesperson Jacinda Ardern.

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New Treasury papers reveal massive housing shortage

A nationwide shortage of 60,000 houses, growing by over 40 a day, confirms the need for Labour’s Kiwibuild policy, says Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Little.

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Research shows poor outcomes for beneficiaries

New research released today shows that beneficiaries are struggling to find long-term employment or go into study after they come off the benefit, and the Government has no plan to help, says Labour’s social development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni.

“SUPERU analysed statistical data of former beneficiaries from 2010 to 2011 to determine the outcomes two years after coming off the benefit. Their findings show that only 33 per cent were in employment, and only 8 per cent were in study.

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Labour welcomes move to quash pre homosexual law reform convictions

The Labour Party has welcomed the Government’s move to allow people who were convicted before homosexual law reform in 1986 to have their convictions erased, but questions if they could have gone further, says Labour’s Justice spokesperson Jacinda Ardern.

“The Government has chosen not to adopt a blanket approach but has decided to proceed on a case by case basis with those affected needing to apply.

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Poto Williams statement

I met with Willie Jackson last night and we had a robust and honest conversation about the concerns I had raised last weekend. I made the offer to meet Willie and I was pleased that he accepted.

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Costs of Nats’ housing crisis hit middle New Zealand hardest

Families on middle and lower incomes, especially older New Zealanders, are having their budgets squeezed due to National’s housing crisis, says Labour Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Skyrocketing Wellington rents pile on the pressure

Renters in Wellington already struggling with a shortage of accommodation, are feeling more pressure with rents rising nearly seven per cent last year, Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson said. 

“Every day I am hearing horror stories from people trying to find a place to rent, and from those already in rental properties who are seeing their rent ratcheted up.   Figures released today by Trade Me show that median weekly rents rose 6.8 per cent to a new record of $480 a week.  

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Government still failing Kiwi kids in poverty

The Government is failing to acknowledge the findings of a damming report from the Salvation Army which shows high levels of child poverty that have persisted under National, says Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni.

“The Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report reveals high rates of child poverty are now entrenched in New Zealand due to the Government’s failed welfare policies.

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