Associate Social Development Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the continuing success of the government’s welfare fraud initiatives.
"One of the key initiatives is close monitoring of low-trust clients who have previously committed welfare fraud," says Mrs Goodhew.
NZEI says there has been a lack of regard for democracy and for the teaching profession over the way the new EDUCANZ Council has been handpicked.
Prime Minister John Key needs to confirm if our spy agencies were involved in snooping on asylum seekers and potentially breaching our international human rights obligations, Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said today.
National MPs should be allowed to support a Labour Member’s Bill to immediately adopt international best practice mining safety standards to avert another tragedy like Pike River.
New reports from the Ministry of Education further highlight what parents and teachers have known for ages - the National Standards data being touted by the Government isn’t worth the paper it is written on, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.
The green light for the Southern Dairy Hub is exciting for Southland, says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First says farmers need a fair go to try and fix financial problems in difficult times, especially when they have been given poor advice by their banks.
Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced the make-up of the new teacher professional body, the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.
With the first GlobalDairyTrade auction of 2015/16 continuing a losing streak, New Zealand First wants to know if Trading Among Farmers (TAF) is part of the government’s review.
National’s rosy predictions of a global dairy price rise to lift the Government books out of the red are off the mark again with the latest fall showing how wrong Treasury’s forecasts were, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.
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