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Profits Before People Under National

Profits Before People Under National

National has proved it's more interested in profits than people by allowing nearly 500 jobs at New Zealand Post to be cut while accepting millions of dollars in dividends from the State Owned Enterprise, Labour State Services Spokesperson Grant Robertson said today. "

Dunne: Cook Islands Tax Info Agreement Big Step Forward

Dunne: Cook Islands Tax Info Agreement Big Step Forward

The Tax Information Exchange Agreement signed by New Zealand and the Cook Islands today provides for full exchange of information on criminal and civil tax matters between the two countries, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne said.

Cook Islands Agree To Tax Information Exchange

Cook Islands Agree To Tax Information Exchange

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Cook Islands Prime Minister Jim Marurai signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement between their two countries as part of international efforts to strengthen cooperation in this area.

Genesis Partner Being Wound Down By Receivers

Genesis Partner Being Wound Down By Receivers

The Government must reassure the public that State Owned Enterprise Genesis has not lost millions of dollars of taxpayers' money, Labour's Energy spokesperson Charles Chauvel says.

Families Left Vulnerable By Government Inaction

Families Left Vulnerable By Government Inaction

The Government needs to do more to help those who are losing their jobs in the recession, Labour Social Development spokesperson Annette King says.

Terms Of Negotiation Signed With Ngāitakoto

Terms Of Negotiation Signed With Ngāitakoto

The Crown and the NgāiTakoto-a-iwi Research Unit Trust have signed a Terms of Negotiation document signalling the agreement of both parties to enter good faith negotiations to settle historical Treaty claims, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today.

NZ Should Push Pause On Folic Fortification

NZ Should Push Pause On Folic Fortification

Fears voiced by Food Safety Minister Kate Wilkinson that New Zealand could jeopardise trans-tasman relations if it paused on the mandatory fortification of bread with folic acid is at odds with our willingness to go our own way on country of origin labelling, said Green Party MP Sue Kedgley.

Select Committee Report Underlines Government Irresponsibility

Select Committee Report Underlines Government Irresponsibility

The Finance and Expenditure Committee's own report on its examination of the Reserve Bank's June monetary policy statement simply underlines the sheer irresponsibility of the committee in not proceeding with an inquiry into bank profits, says Labour finance spokesperson David Cunliffe.

Labour Welcomes Folic Acid Introduction

Labour Welcomes Folic Acid Introduction

Labour today welcomed news that the National Government is going ahead with the introduction of folic acid to bread, Labour Health spokesperson Ruth Dyson says.

Boost To Open Access To ICT

Boost To Open Access To ICT

The Government has given a boost to projects aimed at bringing the world of information, computers and technology to people who are digitally disadvantaged.