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Shuffling Deck Chairs Will Not Improve Services

Shuffling Deck Chairs Will Not Improve Services

The merger of a number of small government agencies will do nothing to improve the quality of services for New Zealanders, Labour's State Services spokesperson Grant Robertson said today.

Call For Minister Of Families In Government

Call For Minister Of Families In Government

Family First NZ is renewing its call for a Minister of Families to be appointed to the Cabinet in light of the resignation of Chief Families Commissioner Jan Pryor.

All New Zealanders Must Get Their Fair Share In Recovery

All New Zealanders Must Get Their Fair Share In Recovery

The better than expected GDP figures released today serve as a reminder to the National led Government that all Kiwis must share in the recovery, Labour's Associate Finance spokesperson David Parker said.

State Sector Changes To Improve Performance

State Sector Changes To Improve Performance

State Services Minister Tony Ryall today announced changes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government agencies.

"We are looking to future-proof agencies during a time of increased restraint and rising public expectations of service delivery" said Mr Ryall.

MAF And NZFSA To Be Merged

MAF And NZFSA To Be Merged

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority will be merged into the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, say Minister of Agriculture and Biosecurity David Carter and Food Safety Minister Kate Wilkinson.

Improving The Science System

Improving The Science System

Research, Science and Technology Minister Wayne Mapp has welcomed the planned amalgamation of his Ministry and the Foundation for Research Science and Technology, announced today by the Minister of State Services, Tony Ryall.

Minister Welcomes State Sector Changes

Minister Welcomes State Sector Changes

Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the proposed integration of the National Library and Archives New Zealand into the Department of Internal Affairs.

MMP Bill Introduced

MMP Bill Introduced

A bill to empower the 2011 referendum on the Mixed Member Proportional Representation (MMP) voting system was introduced to Parliament today by Justice Minister Simon Power.

This bill will legislate for the format of the referendum announced last month, including:

Lawyers Working For Overseas Interests Advise English

Lawyers Working For Overseas Interests Advise English

It is a blatant conflict of interest that lawyers advising the Government on rewriting the Overseas Investment Act have also been working on cases involving the Overseas Investment Office, Green Party Co-Leader Dr Russel Norman said today.

Announcement Of Interim Chief Executive For Auckland Council

Announcement Of Interim Chief Executive For Auckland Council

The Interim Chief Executive of the new Auckland Council is to be Doug McKay, the Auckland Transition Agency (ATA) announced today (March 25).