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Cullen: John Key Misleads Public Over Shares Sale

Cullen: John Key Misleads Public Over Shares Sale

3 July 2008 - John Key must explain why he claimed yesterday to have not commented on Tranz Rail as a Member of Parliament while he was a shareholder in the company when it has been revealed he did just that, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

Tizard: A Public Lending Right For New Zealand Authors

3 July 2008 - The Public Lending Right for New Zealand Authors Bill began its first reading in Parliament today.

Maori Party: Government Conceals Harsh Truths In Poverty Report

3 July 2008 - 60 percent of the children of unemployed families still live in poverty, and incomes for the poorest families have not increased at all over the past ten years, according to the government's own MSD report on poverty which was released today.

Collins: Single Core Benefit - Here We Go Again

3 July 2008 - Labour has yet again announced plans for a single core benefit and it is no coincidence that this latest attempt to look busy and caring comes in an election year, says National's Welfare spokeswoman, Judith Collins.

NZ First: 95,000 Job Losses "collateral Damage"

3 July 2008 - New Zealand First is encouraged by the Reserve Bank's pledge to pursue other options for implementing monetary policy but fears 95,000 jobs will be lost while the bank does this.

Barker: Budget 08 To Deliver Redeveloped Court For Gisborne

3 July 2008 - Courts Minister Rick Barker has announced today that Budget 08 has provided funding for the redevelopment of the Gisborne courthouse. The announcement came during a visit to the Gisborne courthouse by the Minister and Labour MP Moana Mackey.

Smith: Cunliffe Knew PM's Advisor Was Subject Of Probe

Smith: Cunliffe Knew PM's Advisor Was Subject Of Probe

3 July 2008 - National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith says the acting Immigration Minister has confirmed today that David Cunliffe knew it was Mary Anne Thompson who was at the centre of an inquiry into illegal decision-making at the Pacific division.

Dyson: National Still Silent On Child Poverty

3 July 2008 - Today National failed to acknowledge the reduction in child poverty numbers announced by the Minister for Social Development and Employment Ruth Dyson.

Greens: Cabinet Action Needed On Threat To Auckland Water

Greens: Cabinet Action Needed On Threat To Auckland Water

3 July 2008 - Cabinet needs to step in to sort out a battle involving a Landcorp partnership in which Auckland's major drinking-water source is threatened, Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman says.

Power: Labour's Family Violence Programme In Trouble

3 July 2008 - A pilot programme designed to overcome a lack of cooperation between agencies that respond to family violence is off to a shaky start due to a lack of collaboration, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.

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