Mental health is one of New Zealand’s largest health and social issues, We will make sure that every New Zealander has access to high-quality care and preventative care for mental health issues so that they can fully engage in their communities and live happy and fulfilling lives. UnitedFuture will review our mental health strategy, here are our key priorities.
New Zealand is built on immigration, from the Maori who made this country their home hundreds of years ago, to the person who got off the plane yesterday. Immigration represents a great way to grow our economy and fill it with skilled labor we need, it’s also how we make the New Zealander of the future one that is accepting and embracing of multiculturalism.
We want to make sure everyone in our communities is able and willing to engage in civics. We will ensure that young New Zealanders understand their civic rights and responsibilities and work towards giving everyone the recourses and opportunities to fully participate in civics, whether that’s understanding the way our Parliament works or the origins of the Treaty of Waitangi.
The early months of a child’s life are incredibly important, it’s where the bond with their parents and guardians is solidified and they learn the key skills that will serve them their entire lives, that’s why it’s important that parents have the opportunity to be there. We would extend paid parental leave to ensure that every parent has the opportunity to spend crucial time with their children while they develop and make it flexible enough to suit all circumstances.