The Chair of ACC reported to
the Transport and Industrial Relations committee last week that ACC’s equity
position worsened from negative $108 million on 30 June 2014, to negative $600
million by 31 December 2014. And then in January this year, for reasons beyond
ACC’s control, the asset base diminished by $4 billion and then bounced back by
$2 billion in February.
Due to this short term
volatility in both the asset value and the outstanding claims liability, the
government’ s approach is that a longer view is essential when it comes to levy
New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young is
pushing for Waitara to connect to the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband fibre
“Waitara is a growing business community with a number of firms trading
nationally and internationally. The ability for those businesses, and the
Waitara community, to connect to UFB fibre would be a real plus for all
involved,” Mr Young said.
"I am very pleased this death trap is being fixed" says MP for Whanganui Chester Borrows. There was delight all round as the Government funding has accelerated the reconstruction of an historically dangerous bridge in South Taranaki.
This week the Government has decided to deploy a non-combat
military training mission to Iraq as part of our contribution to the fight
against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Up to 143 New Zealand personnel will join the two-year
mission, working behind the wire to train Iraqi Security Forces so they are
better able to fight ISIL.
A training mission like this is not without danger, and our
first objective is to keep our troopsas safe as
possible. That’s why we’ll be sending our own force protectionto support these training activities.
Although this has been a very difficult decision, it is the
Thank you for the invitation to be part
of the opening for the newly expanded YMCA Childcare Centre in New
Plymouth.This has been a vision of the
team for quite some time and it is fantastic to be here today to see it
finalised and ready for action.
Early childhood education plays a
valuable and vital role in a child’s development. It is not a cost, it is an
investment with future positive outcomes.Investing into ECE is one of the best things we can do for the future of
our children and our society.
The government has invested more in ECE
than ever before, almost doubling spending from over $800 million in 2007/08 to
$1.5 billion in 2013/14.It is one of
We have high goals and aspirations for
our children and ECE is one of our main priorities.
Internationally, New Zealand ranks in
the top group of OECD countries in terms of the money we spend on each child in
ECE, and the total amount of public money we spend on ECE.
In the National-led Government, New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young is Chair of the Transport & Industrial Relations Committee, Regional Development & Infrastructure Caucus Commmittee and the Cross Party Group on the Flag Referendum. This website is funded by The Parliamentary Service and authorised by Jonathan Young MP, Cnr Gill & Liardet Streets, New Plymouth