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Brett's Brief - 11th March 2020

Newlands Fire Brigade is important to the local community. The Wellington City Council is proposing to shut down the Newlands Fire Station to make way for public toilets. That’s not good enough....


Brett's Brief - 26th February 2020

Kiwis are going backwards under this Government. Under National the economy was growing at nearly 4 per cent, now it’s fallen to just over 2 per cent growth. Job creation has tumbled and with it opportunities for...


Brett's Brief - 12th February 2020

I am hearing stories from across the Ōhāriu electorate with concerns over increases in property crime which is leaving people feeling less safe. Police data shows theft, burglary and related victimisations rose nationally by over 13,000 in the...


Brett's Brief - 29th January 2020

It is the role of Government to keep people safe in their homes and communities. That’s a duty that National understands and why, in Government, we worked hard to tackle crime and those who perpetrate it. But, after...


Brett's Brief - 18th December 2019

The year is fast coming to a close. Like many of us, you may be making final preparations for Christmas, a holiday, or both. Whether a big party, or a quiet, reflective time, with...


Brett's Brief - 3rd December 2019

Last week National released a discussion document on law and order. It has a range of proposals to put victims at the heart of the justice system. We believe victims...


Brett's Brief - 20th November 2019

We are well served by the men and women in Police working to help keep us safe in our homes and communities. Last week I joined Constables Jason Isaac and...


Brett's Brief - 6th November 2019

National is aspirational for New Zealanders. In our Social Services Discussion Document, we’re asking for your view on how we can best support Kiwis to reach their full potential. Our...


Brett's Brief - 23rd October 2019

This Government has overseen a rapid increase in the number of people joining gangs, but it’s no closer to achieving its promise of 1800 extra police on the beat. In...


Brett's Brief - 8th October 2019

Gangs are a growing problem and despite its rhetoric, the Government is doing little to address the problem. Almost 1400 more people have joined gangs since this Government took office....