Investigation hopelessly compromised An investigation into the Malaysian diplomat bungle has been hopelessly compromised by the public comments of the Prime Minister John Key, says Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer.
“Today Mr Key was quoted as saying that he thought the person responsible would ‘need to think very strongly about whether they are in the right job.’
Mr Key has decided who is to blame and wants action taken to protect himself and Minister McCully. He’s taken on the role of judge, jury and executioner.
SPEECH: David Parker's speech to New Zealand Labour Party Congress 2014 Speech to the New Zealand Labour Party Annual Congress 2014
Kia ora tatou,
I’m delighted to speak with you this morning.
Fellow members, it’s invigorating to spend the weekend with so many people who care so passionately about this wonderful country.
You take the time and make the effort to come together to debate and challenge, to advocate solutions, to build a better New Zealand.
We are here because, as the saying goes, if you change nothing, then nothing changes. It’s obvious.
More asset sale slush fund spending revealed Rather than paying down National’s record $60 billion debt as promised, Budget documents reveal the asset sale money is still being used as a Government slush fund, Labour’s State-Owned Enterprises spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove says.
“It is outrageous the public were kept in the dark about what hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars raised from selling the family silver has been spent on.
The grab-bag of spending identified in the documents includes:
Labour to revolutionise schools and learning A Labour Government will modernise New Zealand’s schools and close the digital divide by ensuring all students in Years 5-13 have access to a portable computer in the classroom and their home, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says.
“The world has changed but our schools haven’t.
“The average age of our schools is 42 years old and fewer than half meet Education Ministry standards for modern learning. Labour will rebuild out-dated and worn-out buildings so every school is fit for the 21st Century by 2030.