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Smith: Funding Announced For ACC Stock Take

Smith: Funding Announced For ACC Stock Take

28 May 2009 - The Government will provide $500,000 in new funding in 2009/10 for a stock take of the Accident Compensation Corporation accounts, ACC Minister Nick Smith says.

McCully: Realistic Support Strengthens NZ Diplomacy

McCully: Realistic Support Strengthens NZ Diplomacy

28 May 2009 - Budget 2009 provides realistic support for New Zealand's overseas representation, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says.

Finlayson: $10.5 Million Extra Support For The Arts

Finlayson: $10.5 Million Extra Support For The Arts

28 May 2009 - Key artistic and cultural organisations get a boost of $10.5 million over the next four years in Budget 2009, Arts Minister Christopher Finlayson says.

Finlayson: Extra Funding To Reach Treaty Settlement Goal

Finlayson: Extra Funding To Reach Treaty Settlement Goal

28 May 2009 - Budget 2009 includes an extra $22.4 million over the next four years to achieve the Government's goal of settling all historical Treaty of Waitangi claims by 2014.

Fenton: National Votes Down $15 Minimum Wage

Fenton: National Votes Down $15 Minimum Wage

28 April 2009 - Labour MP Darien Fenton's Minimum Wage and Remuneration Bill was voted down by the National/Act Government in Parliament last night.

Partnership Possibility For Auckland Electric Trains

Partnership Possibility For Auckland Electric Trains

Transport Minister Steven Joyce is looking at whether a public private partnership (PPP) could be used to fund the purchase of the new rolling stock required for the electrification of Auckland's rail network.

English Leaves Vulnerable At Mercy Of Loan Sharks

English Leaves Vulnerable At Mercy Of Loan Sharks

Finance Minister Bill English and the National Government are dragging their heels on reining in loan-sharks, Labour Associate Justice Spokesperson Charles Chauvel says.

Key And English At Odds On Eve Of Budget

Key And English At Odds On Eve Of Budget

New Zealanders looking for direction, urgency and action on the jobs front from tomorrow's budget must be alarmed at the lack of unity between John Key and his deputy Bill English, Labour Leader Phil Goff says.

Bennett Won't Guarantee Funding For Over 800 Groups

Bennett Won't Guarantee Funding For Over 800 Groups

Paula Bennett is refusing to guarantee funding for over 800 community and voluntary sector groups who expected automatic increases in tomorrow's Budget, says Labour's Social Development spokesperson Annette King.

$2000 A Day To Work From Home For English's Purchase Advisor

Bill English needs to release in full all details around the contracting of his private purchase advisors, Labours Internal Affairs Spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.