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Greens: Fair Is Fair: Public Have Right To Say On Cellphone Towers

Greens: Fair Is Fair: Public Have Right To Say On Cellphone Towers

The public have a right to be consulted before cellphone towers, or antennae are constructed next to their homes, schools and playcentres, said the Green Party today.

Workers Rights Campaign Working To Increase Minimum Wage

Source: Workers Rights Campaign

The Workers Rights Campaign, a Christchurch based group of unionists and activists has been heavily-involved in collecting signatures for Unite trade union’s petition for a citizens-initiated referendum to increase the minimum wage.

Power: Bill For New Electoral Commission Introduced

Power: Bill For New Electoral Commission Introduced

A bill that establishes a new Electoral Commission with over-arching responsibility for electoral administration was introduced to Parliament today by Justice Minister Simon Power.

Smith: ACC Reform Bill Introduced Next Week

Smith: ACC Reform Bill Introduced Next Week

The government today tabled the ACC Reform Bill in Parliament and will introduce it for its first reading next week, ACC Minister Nick Smith says.

McCully To Attend EAS; Visit Korea And Japan

McCully To Attend EAS; Visit Korea And Japan

Foreign Minister Murray McCully heads for Asia tomorrow to attend the East Asia Summit in Thailand and then travel on to South Korea and Japan.

Groser: Groser To Attend Pacific Trade Ministers' Meeting

Trade Minister Tim Groser will attend the Pacific Islands Forum Trade Ministers' meeting in Brisbane, Australia from 23-24 October to advance PACER Plus - a proposed trade and economic development agreement between Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

Groser To Attend Pacific Trade Ministers' Meeting

Groser To Attend Pacific Trade Ministers' Meeting

Trade Minister Tim Groser will attend the Pacific Islands Forum Trade Ministers' meeting in Brisbane, Australia from 23-24 October to advance PACER Plus - a proposed trade and economic development agreement between Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

Dr Russel Norman, Green Party Co-leader : Speech To The Council Of Trade Unions Biennial Conference

Dr Russel Norman, Green Party Co-leader : Speech To The Council Of Trade Unions Biennial Conference

Summary Party's Ongoing Committment to Social Justice There's been a lot of bullshit spoken lately from some in the Labour Party and elsewhere that somehow Sue Bradford stepping down as a Green MP means that the Greens no longer care about social justice. Well I say that's garbage.

CTU Launches Conversation Towards A Fairer Economy

CTU Launches Conversation Towards A Fairer Economy

The CTU launched a national debate on how to create an economy that works for everyone at their Biennial Conference today in Wellington.

No Education Pay Trade Off

No Education Pay Trade Off

Comments by the Prime Minister that school support staff could have a pay rise if teachers were prepared to forego an increase are insulting, says the education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa.