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More than two coroners needed to address backlog - Nicole McKee

Parliament passed a Bill under urgency to increase the cap on the number of coroners in New Zealand from 20 to 22 full time equivalents (FTEs) but ACT’s Justice Spokesperson Nicole McKee says that won’t address the rising backlog of coroner cases needing to be heard.

Law changes passed stopping tax evasion on water-pipe tobacco - Whaitiri

The Minister of Customs has welcomed legislation being passed which will prevent millions of dollars in potential tax evasion on water-pipe tobacco products.

Guild welcomes Budget 2022, but work remains to address pressures

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) welcomes Budget 2022 and the funding support that this provides for the government’s health system reforms to establish a nationwide health system that will provide quality services wherever you live and that will address longstanding inequities.

Government support for Levin community hit by tornado - Kiri Allan

The Government is contributing $100,000 to a Mayoral Relief Fund to help the Levin community following this morning’s tornado, Minister for Emergency Management Kiri Allan says.

Support workers, employers come together in fight for pay increase - E tu Union

Care and support workers, their employers, and the clients and residents they care for are rallying together for the first time to secure an urgent pay increase for workers in the sector before legislation that sets their pay and qualifications requirements expires in just over a month’s time.<

Support workers all over NZ prepare to rally on Monday - E tu/PSA/NZNO

Care and support workers, their employers, and the clients and residents they care for are rallying together for the first time to secure an urgent pay increase for workers in the sector before legislation that sets their pay and qualifications requirements expires in just over a month’s time.<

Green Party urges Labour to 'provide support to those who need it most'

The Green Party is calling on Labour to expand the temporary cost of living payment to those most in need.

Govt playing dirty with timing of new employment tax - Taxpayers Union

The Government is using dirty tactics as it pushes through enabling legislation to increase PAYE revenue by 10% under the cover of yesterday’s Budget, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union in response to the Income Insurance Scheme (Enabling Development) Bill.

Budget 2022 disappointing for people struggling the most - Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is describing the Government’s Budget 2022 as ‘underwhelming’ and ‘disappointing’ in terms of the level of immediate support provided to families struggling the most with the high cost-of-living and housing costs, while noting that there are some positive initiatives.

Labour creating an unfair playing field for hard working Kiwis - David Seymour

"Labour is continuing to incentivise welfare and punish hard work, with advice provided to the Government on their income insurance scheme warning of increased unemployment and disincentives to work," says ACT Leader David Seymour.