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Kabul Attacks Signals Beginning of Taliban Tet Style Offensive

Kabul Attacks Signals Beginning of Taliban Tet Style Offensive

This week's Taliban attacks on the Afghan capital Kabul (which our Special Air Services were involved in repelling) signal the possible beginning of a Tet-style offensive by the Taliban.

Three Strikes Law Is Really Problematic

The three strikes law as proposed by National is really problematic. It will not deal to the most violent repeat offenders and nor will it deter ongoing violent crime.

Tax Reform Proposals Skewed Towards Richest New Zealanders

Tax Reform Proposals Skewed Towards Richest New Zealanders

The tax reform proposals put forward by the Government's Tax Working Group will, if adopted, tilt the tax system more in favour of wealthier New Zealanders.

Life Without Parole Equals Death By Incarceration - Rethinking Crime And Punishment

Life Without Parole Equals Death By Incarceration - Rethinking Crime And Punishment

The 'life without parole' proposal for committing a murder on the third strike, needs to be debated and discussed with the same level of seriousness and analysis as if the government was reintroducing the death penalty, says Kim Workman, of Rethinking Crime and Punishment.

McCully: McCully To Visit Viet Nam And London

McCully: McCully To Visit Viet Nam And London

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will attend the high-level conference on Afghanistan in London next week co-chaired by British Foreign Secretary David Miliband and Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Spanta.

MPs Assess Drought Conditions First-Hand

MPs Assess Drought Conditions First-Hand

Three Government Ministers have taken a first-hand look at Northland's drought conditions and are offering help for the area, John Carter MP for Northland said today.

Appointments To The Board Of National Pacific Radio Trust

The Minister of Broadcasting announced today the reappointment of Fa'amatuainu Tino Pereira as the chair of the National Pacific Radio Trust and James Prescott and Brian Chamberlin as trustees.

King: Stop The Excuses, Paula

King: Stop The Excuses, Paula

The time has long past for Social Development Minister Paula Bennett's excuses about growing unemployment in New Zealand to stop, Labour deputy leader Annette King says.

Goff: Key Out Of Touch On Growing Unemployment

Goff: Key Out Of Touch On Growing Unemployment

New unemployment figures out today showing around 8000 people joined the dole queue in December alone shows more and more New Zealanders are suffering job losses while the Government sits on the sidelines doing nothing, Labour leader Phil Goff says.

John Banks Has A Plan To Create Auckland Jobs

John Banks Has A Plan To Create Auckland Jobs

The sight of thousands of people queuing for just 150 jobs at a Manukau supermarket is proof a Greater Auckland urgently needs a job creation strategy that can help the region fight the recession, says Mayor John Banks John Banks says, "It's tough out there for so many Aucklanders.