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Worth: Bill To Resolve Land Status Issues Passes First Reading

Worth: Bill To Resolve Land Status Issues Passes First Reading

10 March 2009 - A Bill which corrects historic oversights, errors or omissions relating to land status has been referred by Parliament to the Primary Production Select Committee.

Moroney: Women's Affairs Minister Just For Show?

Moroney: Women's Affairs Minister Just For Show?

10 March 2009 - Pansy Wong admitted in Parliament today that she was not even consulted when the National Government scrapped the pay equity reviews for social workers and school support staff, says Labour spokesperson on Women's Affairs, Sue Moroney.

Dalziel Addresses Community Law Centre AGM

Dalziel Addresses Community Law Centre AGM

10 March 2009 - Labour Party Justice Spokesperson Lianne Dalziel today spoke at the Community Law Centre AGM focussing on finding a resolution to the funding crisis facing this service.

Cosgrove: Collins Needs To Show Same Standards As Matthews

Cosgrove: Collins Needs To Show Same Standards As Matthews

10 March 2009 - Labour law and order spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove says he agrees with Prime Minister John Key that Corrections head Barry Matthews needs to set high standards, but Mr Key should be demanding similar standards from Corrections Minister Judith Collins.

Collins: Minister Establishes Corrections Officer Excellence Awards

Collins: Minister Establishes Corrections Officer Excellence Awards

Corrections Minister Judith Collins has established an award to recognise newly graduated Corrections Officers who have demonstrated outstanding achievement during their training.

PM Congratulates Sir Donald Mckinnon

PM Congratulates Sir Donald Mckinnon

Prime Minister John Key has congratulated Don McKinnon on his appointment as Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO).

New Start For ACC

New Start For ACC

ACC Minister Nick Smith today announced the appointment of former Ernst & Young Chief Executive John Judge as the new chair of the board of ACC replacing Ross Wilson.

National Continues Attack On ACC

National Continues Attack On ACC

The Government's besmirching of ACC board members is unjustified and it should come clean on the real political motives behind its decision to sack them, says Labour ACC spokesman David Parker.

NZ-China Scientist Exchange Programme Launched

A new programme between New Zealand and China will open the door to exchanges for promising researchers.

Private Prisons Cost More And Provide Worse Service

"Why is the government planning to have private companies run our prisons when all the evidence shows this will cost taxpayers more and provide a worse service?" asks Public Service Association National Secretary Richard Wagstaff Corrections Minister Judith Collins says steps are being taken to e