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Auckland Transport must restore Mt Roskill bus services

Today I am giving notice of a petition I’m launching to restore the bus services cut due to the Labour government’s changes to employment laws, National List MP based in...


Newsletter - April/May 2019

Back to Work Parliament is back in session and the many thousands of people who took a 10 day holiday to take advantage of the Easter break are also hard...


Government should fund fire research

The National Party is calling on the Government to fund potentially lifesaving research into preventing rural fires, National’s Research, Science and Innovation spokesperson Parmjeet Parmar says.


Why NZ should rethink rules on genetic modification

New Zealand has a proud history of innovators and pioneering entrepreneurs who have turned ideas into world-beating businesses. It is vital that as a country...


Capital Gains Tax will deter R&D

New figures released today by Statistics New Zealand show strong progress in Research and Development (R&D) spending under the National-led Government’s R&D framework, while also showing what a Capital Gains...


R&D plan leaves too many questions unanswered

The Government’s R&D Tax Incentive policy shows it has taken on board some of the concerns raised by submitters but today’s release leaves too many unanswered questions, National’s Research, Science...


small firms’ R&D credit access

The Government has held onto submissions to its research and development tax credit proposal for three months and there’s no sign yet that it has tackled the inequities, National’s Research,...


No certainty for pre-profit start-ups

Megan Woods appears to expect pre-profit start-up companies to hope and pray they won’t be overlooked by the Government’s proposed R&D tax incentive plan, National’s Science and Innovation spokesperson Parmjeet...


Govt won’t support better health for newborns

Last night the Government voted down my Members Bill that would improve health outcomes for mothers and their babies by ensuring that newborns are enrolled with a GP before they...


Industry concerns prevalent in R&D tax credit submission

The only publically released submission so far on the proposed R&D tax credit scheme will worry the Government as it highlights some industry concerns about whether the tax credit system...