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Collins: Potential Benefits In Prison Partnerships

12 August 2009 - Greater private sector involvement in developing prisons has the potential to deliver better services and value to taxpayers, Corrections Minister Judith Collins said today.

Law Change To Clarify Inbound Tourism Tax

Law Change To Clarify Inbound Tourism Tax

The Government will introduce legislation to clarify GST on facilitation fees charged to inbound tour operators, Tourism Minister John Key and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.

Government Identifies Problem, Let's See The Solution, Say PEC

Government Identifies Problem, Let's See The Solution, Say PEC

In commenting today that "there is some evidence at the moment that the recovery could consist of a pickup in housing," Finance Minister Bill English went on to tell reporters that "now that's more of the problem than we had before and it would be a concern particularly if it goes

On Extending The Retirement Age To 67

On Extending The Retirement Age To 67

Grey Power is prepared to accept that some day in New Zealand the retirement age may go out to 67, but it will not be soon and it will not be before a great many years.

Parliamentary House Committee To Invetigate Terminal Grant To MP Spouses

The Parliamentary House Committee will conduct an inquiry into the recent Parliamentary Entitlement's Commission (PEC) decision to award a SBD50,000 Terminal Grant to the spouses of Members of Parliament.

Hide Confirms 'Super City' Nation-Wide Roll Out Is Still On His Agenda

Hide Confirms 'Super City' Nation-Wide Roll Out Is Still On His Agenda

Local Government Minister Rodney Hide, in a speech delivered yesterday to the Southland Chamber of Commerce, confirmed that he still wants to see the 'super city' model rolled out across the country, North Shore Mayor Andrew Williams said today.

Time For Government To Deliver Fair Deal To Support Staff

Time For Government To Deliver Fair Deal To Support Staff

It's time for the government to recognise that school support staff are highly valued by their school communities and front up with a fair deal, says the education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa.

Govt Continues To Ignore Evidence Against Prison Privatisation

Govt Continues To Ignore Evidence Against Prison Privatisation

"The government is pressing ahead with privatising prisons despite evidence showing private prisons cost more and deliver a reduced service," says PSA national secretary Richard Wagstaff.

NZ Talks Tough On Burma While Training The Junta's Stooges

NZ Talks Tough On Burma While Training The Junta's Stooges

New Zealand must back up its words with action against the Burmese regime - and ensure no official representatives of its military dictatorship receive training in New Zealand, said Green Party MP Kennedy Graham.

Evidence Casts Real Doubt On Value For Money From Private Prisons

The international jury is out on whether private prisons offer maximum value for taxpayer money, says Labour law and order spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.