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Emission Trading Scheme Focus Now Has To Shift

18 June 2008 - UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says political uncertainty now requires the government to shift its focus on the proposed Emissions Trading Scheme.

United Future Opposes ETS Bill

17 June 2008 - UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says his caucus affirmed today that it will not be supporting the Government's Emission Trading Bill.

NZ Assistance For Vanuatu Education

17 JUNE 2008 - New Zealand is providing $4 million to help Vanuatu ensure all children receive quality basic education, Foreign Minister Winston Peters announced today.

Carter Supports Dyslexia Awareness

17 June 2008 - Education Minister Chris Carter has welcomed guests at a film premier to mark the second annual Dyslexia Awareness Week with a commitment to improve accessibility to information about dyslexia.

Alcohol Rules Will Inevitably Be Tightened Again

17 June 2008 - The rising harm caused by alcohol means the pendulum has to swing back against ever more liberal alcohol legislation sooner or later, Progressive leader Jim Anderton said today.

Government Needs To Get Real About The Costs Of Educating A Child In The 21st Century

17 JUNE 2008 - The education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling on the government to take a realistic look at the cost of delivering quality education in the 21st century.

Number Of Abortions Still Way Too High

17 June 2008 - Independent MP Gordon Copeland, whilst noting that the ratio of abortions to live births improved in 2007, continues to lament the number of abortions performed each year in New Zealand.

Abortions Increase - Tragedy For Teens And Families

The abortion figures for 2007 released by Statistics NZ today continue to paint a terrible picture for teenagers and families, and confirm the continued failure of the Abortion Supervisory Committee, as highlighted by the High Court case last week.

Lot Done But More To Do On Climate Change Bill

The Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill as reported back from the Select Committee shows that a lot of effort has gone into consultation with stakeholders Council of Trade Unions Economist Peter Conway said today.

Copeland Continues To Call For Oil Price Review

Independent MP Gordon Copeland, the Kiwi Party spokesperson on commerce, today said that he welcomes the Government's announcement that independent consultants Hale and Twomey have been engaged to undertake a review of petrol prices.