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Lee: Shearer Still Not Concerned About Crime

Lee: Shearer Still Not Concerned About Crime

Labour has sent out a bully boy to front for David Shearer on the law and order issue. Clayton Cosgrove has made an ill informed attack on Melissa Lee, National Candidate for the Mt Albert By-election.

Power: Government Expands Public Defence Service

Power: Government Expands Public Defence Service

9 June 2009 - Public defender services and duty solicitor reforms will be expanded to all Auckland courts under funding provided for in the 2009 Budget, Justice Minister Simon Power said today.

Pregnant Lithuanian Visitor Can Stay

Immigration New Zealand's decision to decline a visitor's permit to a Lithuanian woman suffering pregnancy complications was a poor one, says Immigration Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman.

Government Makes Up Mind In Advance On Outcome Of Water Reforms

Government Makes Up Mind In Advance On Outcome Of Water Reforms

The Government appears to have decided the outcome of water management reforms before consultation even begins, says Labour environment spokesperson Shane Jones.

Wong Wrong On National Government Stance On Pay Equity

Wong Wrong On National Government Stance On Pay Equity

National is continuing to fail women on pay equity and is attempting to mislead the public into believing it's doing something it's not, Labour Women's Affairs spokesperson Sue Moroney says.

Hawkins & Twyford: Government Appears Split On Local Government Agenda

Hawkins & Twyford: Government Appears Split On Local Government Agenda

9 June 2009 - John Key and Rodney Hide are giving mixed messages on Government plans for a major reform of local government, and the Prime Minister must spell out what's going on, says Labour's Local Government spokesperson George Hawkins.

Goff: Phone Records Prove PM's Recollection Is Wrong

Goff: Phone Records Prove PM's Recollection Is Wrong

9 June 2009 - The Prime Minister should accept there are errors in his recollection of the phone call he received from me on May 6 regarding a complaint against Richard Worth, Labour Leader Phil Goff said today.

Collins: Expert Panel To Look At Nuclear Test Research

Collins: Expert Panel To Look At Nuclear Test Research

9 June 2009 - Veterans' Affairs Minister Judith Collins has asked the new Expert Panel on Veterans' Health to look at research into the health effects of New Zealand veterans who were present at nuclear tests in the Pacific.

Wong: Women's Affairs Gets Boost For Gender Pay Gap Work

Wong: Women's Affairs Gets Boost For Gender Pay Gap Work

9 June 2009 - The Ministry of Women's Affairs has received a 12 percent funding increase - an additional $2 million over four years - to do more research and policy work on the gender pay gap.

Wilkinson: Jobs On The Agenda For International Conference

Wilkinson: Jobs On The Agenda For International Conference

9 June 2009 - Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson will take part in discussions on the proposed Global Jobs Pact at the 98th International Labour Conference in Geneva starting Sunday.