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MSD position on the use of pseudonyms by staff

In response to an interlocutory decision of the New Zealand Social Security Appeal Authority:

The health and safety of my staff is absolutely critical.

That is why we use pseudonyms for staff in the Remote Client Unit.

Safety of Ministry of Social Development staff important - Hughes

Unfortunately threats, abuse and even violence towards MSD staff is a daily reality in our country. In 2016 twelve staff were assaulted, there were 468 serious and critical security incidents and 242 threats made.

Threats, abuse and violence towards staff is completely unacceptable.

Court case catches National in cover-up mode - Peters

New Zealand First says National has been blindsided by ex-Fuji Xerox NZ executives being taken to Court in a massive fraud involving public contracts.

Opinion: I've voted - now remind me what happens next?

By Professor Richard Shaw

UC researcher finds accurate predictor of voter intention

A University of Canterbury researcher has found a simple and accurate way of predicting voter intention - and it may come down to a single Facebook ‘like’.

Maori Party supports LGBQTI community

Māori Party co-leaders Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell say they are fully supportive of the LGBQTI community after the party was accused of being anti-takatāpui.

Minister's decision 'erodes Maori fisheries settlement'

Primary Industries Minister Hon Nathan Guy’s decision to decrease the Total Allowable Commercial Catch in pāua will eventually erode hard won Māori Fishing Settlement rights says Te Ohu Kaimoana Chief Executive Dion Tuuta.

NZ First pledge to improve Overseer lacks clarity - Fed Farmers

Federated Farmers is encouraged to learn that New Zealand First proposes a catchment-by-catchment approach to addressing the nation’s water quality.

New Zealand among first to sign nuclear ban treaty tonight

"The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons represents an important step and contribution towards the common aspiration of a world without nuclear weapons.

National's deception an affront to democracy - Robertson

Voters this week have a clear choice between Labour’s optimism and honesty, or rewarding National’s campaign of relentless lies, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.

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