Posts Tagged ‘Labour Party’

ACT, Labour and National to make pathway for parents of migrants to NZ easier

Monday, September 25th, 2023

Three parties on Saturday announced policies that would see the road for parents of migrants to New Zealand made easier. Labour, National and ACT all made similar announcements that they would overhaul the current visa system, while Labour also opened up the door for a one-off regularisation for Pacific and other migrants who have been Read more

What’s up with Labour and National’s ‘slum enabling act’?

Thursday, November 25th, 2021
slum enabling act

How excited they were when it was announced. On October 19, Housing Minister Megan Woods and National leader Judith Collins jointly declared their support for the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. This bill, they said, would allow “at least 48,200 and as many as 105,500 new homes” to be built Read more

Abortion law change does not change hearts and minds

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
abortion law change

The New Zealand Parliament has passed legislation which has removed abortion from the Crimes Act. It also removes the legal test for the procedure up until 20 weeks. The New Zealand Catholic Bishops are deeply disappointed with the abortion law changes. “This Bill totally ignores the fact that there are always at least two human Read more

Integrated schools look at legal action over Government maintenance funding

Thursday, December 5th, 2019
maintenance funding

Integrated schools are considering legal action against the Government after being left out of the $396 million funding package announced at the weekend to upgrade state school properties. Education Minister Chris Hipkins says state-integrated schools funding will go up as a result of an investment and he isn’t worried about potential court action. Association of Read more

Little re-affirms Labour will not introduce euthanasia legislation

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Right to Life has commended Labour leader Andrew Little for once again confirming that Labour will not be introducing a private members bill on Euthanasia. In letter to the secretary of Right to Life written in December last year Little said, “Labour’s position is to support the cross-party select committee inquiry”. “Euthanasia is a conscience Read more

Legalising euthanasia not a priority for Labour

Friday, June 24th, 2016

The Labour Party is supporting an inquiry into the euthanasia debate, but it’s not a priority. Labour leader Andrew Little said other issues such as homelessness, employment and healthcare that would be put before a euthanasia campaign. “It would be nice to be able to do everything from Opposition but we can’t, we have to Read more

Little tells MP to drop euthanasia bill

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

A bill which would legalise voluntary euthanasia has been dropped by Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway at the request of his leader Andrew Little. Mr Lees-Galloway had been canvassing support for his End of Life Choice Bill before deciding whether to return it to the private members’ bill ballot. But Mr Little confirmed yesterday that he Read more

What will happen to the euthanasia bill?

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

A question hangs over the future of the End of Life Choices private member’s bill because its sponsor, Maryan Street, has not been elected to the new parliament. The proposed bill provided for both physician-assisted euthanasia (PAE) and physician-assisted suicide (PAS). The Bill was introduced in 2012 but was withdrawn in September 2013. The reason Read more

Labour leader David Cunliffe speaks to Catholic Massgoers

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Labour Party leader David Cunliffe attended a Catholic Mass at Mangere in South Auckland on Sunday, where he addressed those present. He spoke at the Auckland Catholic Samoan Centre, at the Malaeola Community Centre in Mangere. Mr Cunliffe was accompanied by other south Auckland Labour MPs, including Louisa Wall who sponsored the same-sex marriage bill Read more