In Parliament


Speech on Regional New Zealand

Sarah Dowie (Member for Invercargill) attempted to paint a rosy picture of regional New Zealand.  The reality is quite different.  The Government is failing to invest in regional New Zealand, and the creaks are starting to show.  I run through Labour's vision for our regions.  

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Rebuild Dunedin Hospital (Budget 2016)

During the Health Estimates Debate, I spoke out against the National Government's continued delays to starting the rebuild of Dunedin Hospital.  Work on the physical rebuild must begin ahead of the 2017 election. The health of our region depends on it.

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Debate on Prime Minister's Statement

In my response to the PMs opening statement I speak about the Kiwi Dream and how it's under attack from the current National Government.

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Taxation (Annual Rates for 2015-16, Research and Development, and Remedial Matters) Bill - Committee stage - Clause 1 and 2 (3)

In this speech on a Government tax bill I speak about challenging inequalities, government borrowing, and the general incompetence of the National Government.

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