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Pay Equity Rally To Send Message On Valuing Workers

Minister of Labour, Kate Wilkinson's assertion today that she is closing the Pay and Employment Equity Unit because it had completed its work shows a total disregard for school support staff and social workers, says Labour's Women's Affairs spokesperson, Sue Moroney.

Bill Tackles Money Laundering, Financing Of Terrorism

A bill to enhance measures to counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism was introduced to Parliament today.

Proposed Student Loan Threshold Changes Harsh

Proposed Student Loan Threshold Changes Harsh

Labour welcomes Revenue Minister Peter Dunne's plans to simplify student loan repayments, but believes the proposed changes to thresholds would be harsh and punitive, says the party's Tertiary Education Spokesperson Maryan Street.

Hide Must Require Garrett To Apologise To Tongan Community

Hide Must Require Garrett To Apologise To Tongan Community

Labour List MP Carmel Sepuloni MP is repeating her call for Act MP David Garrett to apologise to the Tongan community for the inappropriate comments he made.

Goodbye To The Kiwi Brain Drain

While the Labour government waved thousands of Kiwis goodbye, the National government is welcoming them back.

Recently released statistics show that New Zealand's brain drain has slowed dramatically over the past year, Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman says.

Government Passes Drugged Driving Law

Parliament has today passed legislation to give Police greater powers to crack down on people driving under the influence of drugs.

Will Smart Meters Fail Consumers?

There is great risk to consumers if the Government fails to take the lead in setting minimum performance standards for smart meters.

Minister Stalls On Acc Levy Cuts But Confirms Cuts To Entitlements Coming

ACC Minister Nick Smith appears to have confirmed today that he is stalling changes which would reduce ACC levies so he that can mask cuts to entitlements in the same legislation, says its ACC spokesman David Parker.

Full Potential Of Maori Focus Units Yet To Be Realised

The Associate Minister of Corrections, Dr Pita Sharples, today released a report evaluating the performance of Maori Focus Units in prisons.

Selling Off State Housing Stock Not The Answer

Selling Off State Housing Stock Not The Answer

National's plan to sell state houses to tenants creates risks to the long-term provision of social housing and could see new tenants pushed to city fringes,

Labour's housing spokesperson Moana Mackey.