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Budget Fails To Protect Jobs For Maori

Budget Fails To Protect Jobs For Maori

28 May 2009 - Maori will be deeply disappointed with today's Budget which does nothing to keep whanau in work and includes no new Maori Affairs spending whatsoever, says Labour's Maori Affairs spokesperson Parekura Horomia.

Tolley: Budget Boost For Education Priorities

Tolley: Budget Boost For Education Priorities

28 May 2009 - The Government has demonstrated its commitment to strengthening the ladder of opportunity by allocating $1.68 billion to improving front-line education services in the current year and over the next four years.

English: Budget 2009 - The Road To Recovery

English: Budget 2009 - The Road To Recovery

Keeps the economy going amid global turmoil

Tolley: Budget Focus On Frontline Funding For Schools

Tolley: Budget Focus On Frontline Funding For Schools

28 May 2009 - Budget 2009 allocates significant additional funding to ensure New Zealand's school system is better equipped to help every child climb the ladder of opportunity.

Turia: New Money To Help Unpaid Carers

Turia: New Money To Help Unpaid Carers

28 May 2009 - Tariana Turia is pleased that $370,000 has been allocated to help many people who care for their whanau and friends without payment.

English: Setting New Priorities Frees Up $2 Billion

English: Setting New Priorities Frees Up $2 Billion

28 May 2009 - Line-by-line departmental reviews have freed up $2 billion over the next four years that will be put back into Government priorities such as boosting frontline services, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Power: Additional $11.7m For Financial Adviser Watchdog

Power: Additional $11.7m For Financial Adviser Watchdog

28 May 2009 - An additional $11.7 million has been allocated to further strengthen New Zealand's financial regulations over the next four years.

Heatley: Supreme Court Shows Way Forward For Kahawai

Heatley: Supreme Court Shows Way Forward For Kahawai

28 May 2009 - "The Supreme Court's ruling out today on the management of the kahawai fishery is an important decision that will be carefully considered by all the parties involved," says Fisheries Minister Phil Heatley.

Power: Budget Delivers On Access To Justice Promise

Power: Budget Delivers On Access To Justice Promise

28 May 2009 - Budget 2009 provides $17.1 million in operating funding in 2009/10 to maintain essential access to justice services for those unable to afford their own legal advice and representation.

Tolley: Quality Investment In Tertiary Education

Tolley: Quality Investment In Tertiary Education

28 May 2009 - Budget 2009 delivers a quality investment in tertiary education and will assist polytechnics and universities to meet cost pressures.