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Progressive Party: Minimum Wage Should Rise

Progressive Party: Minimum Wage Should Rise

4 February 2009 - Progressive MP Jim Anderton is supporting calls for an increase in the minimum wage when the national government discusses the issue next Monday.

He says protecting the vulnerable is the highest priority for managing the global economic recession.

Ryall: Government Shared Network To Be Discontinued.

Ryall: Government Shared Network To Be Discontinued.

State Services Minister Tony Ryall has announced the previous government's Government shared Network (GSN) is to be discontinued because it is financially unsustainable. Participating government agencies will be moved to a new provider in the private sector.

Dunedin Stadium Fundraising Should Be Voluntary

Dunedin Stadium Fundraising Should Be Voluntary

Libertarianz leader Richard McGrath today praised the 1300 people who marched in protest against the Dunedin City Council's plan to force ratepayers, and possibly other taxpayers, to underwrite the cost of a proposed new sports stadium.

End Minimum Wage Madness

End Minimum Wage Madness

Libertarianz leader Richard McGrath today urged Prime Minister John Key to abolish all minimum wage laws and allow prices to fall as they should during a period of economic recovery.

Marriage Steady, Civil Unions Ignored

Marriage Steady, Civil Unions Ignored

Family First NZ says that the latest statistics on marriage and civil unions show that while the marriage rate has been reasonably consistent over the past decade, the demand for civil unions is negligible.

Hodgson: So Is Otago Worse Or Not?

Hodgson: So Is Otago Worse Or Not?

The question for Health Minister Tony Ryall is not whether the Otago DHB was defrauded, but whether the audit, risk and fraud awareness systems at Otago were materially worse than other DHBs.

Smith: Reform Tackles Costs, Uncertainties And Delays Of RMA

Smith: Reform Tackles Costs, Uncertainties And Delays Of RMA

Changes to the Resource Management Act will simplify and streamline processes without compromising environmental protections, Environment Minister Nick Smith says.

Key: Fixing RMA Crucial To Future Growth

Key: Fixing RMA Crucial To Future Growth

Prime Minister John Key today announced the first phase of the Government's reforms to simplify and streamline the Resource Management Act.

Goff Gets Assurances From Banks On Hardship Cases

Goff Gets Assurances From Banks On Hardship Cases

Labour Leader Phil Goff has today hosted talks with a number of Chief Executives from New Zealand's major retail banks.

Finlayson: Government Extends Foreshore And Seabed Dates

Finlayson: Government Extends Foreshore And Seabed Dates

Attorney-General Chris Finlayson announced today that the Crown has agreed with representatives of nga hapu o Ngati Porou to extend the timeframe for court documents to be filed under Nga Hapu o Ngati Porou Foreshore and Seabed Deed of Agreement, which relates to parts of the foreshore and seabed