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Hughes: National's Shoddy Approach To Democracy Continues

Hughes: National's Shoddy Approach To Democracy Continues

26 May 2009 - National is continuing to ride roughshod over democratic processes by refusing to allow Labour to put a fourth non-voting member on the Super City select committee, says Labour's Shadow Leader of the House Darren Hughes.

Tolley: New Appointments To Correspondence School

Tolley: New Appointments To Correspondence School

27 May 2009 - Education Minister Anne Tolley has appointed two new parent community representatives to The Correspondence School Board of Trustees.

Hide Tries Divide And Rule Tactics Over Maori Seats

Hide Tries Divide And Rule Tactics Over Maori Seats

Local Government Minister Rodney Hide's attempts to blame Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples for the Government's ongoing refusal to support Maori seats on the Super City is a pathetic diversion, says Labour MP Mita Ririnui.

Human Rights Commission Acknowledges Uncertainty Of Anti-smacking Law

Human Rights Commission Acknowledges Uncertainty Of Anti-smacking Law

Family First NZ says that the Human Rights Commission has acknowledged the uncertainty of the anti-smacking law.

Key's Mixed Messages On Drugs And Alcohol

Prime Minister John Key's mixed messages about alcohol and drug addiction are undermining efforts to responsibly respond to substance abuse in New Zealand, says Labour's Associate Health Spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.

Davis: Time For Key To Deliver For Tourism

Davis: Time For Key To Deliver For Tourism

Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key needs to ensure that the tourism industry receives substantial new money in Thursday's Budget, says Labour Tourism spokesperson Kelvin Davis.

New Defence Link With Singapore

New Defence Link With Singapore

Defence Minister Wayne Mapp will sign a new agreement on defence co-operation with the Singapore Government in Singapore tomorrow.

Dr Mapp left this morning for a two-day official Defence visit to Singapore.

Housing NZ Becomes Judge And Jury Under Heatley

Housing NZ Becomes Judge And Jury Under Heatley

Housing Minister Phil Heatley must explain how he can justify the draconian decision to allow Housing New Zealand to ban people on bail from applying for a state house, says Labour's housing spokesperson Moana Mackey.

Plug Must Not Be Pulled On Sexual Abuse Crisis Line

Labour is calling on the Government to guarantee funding for the Auckland Sexual Abuse Help Foundation's 24 hour crisis line, following confirmation that ACC has withdrawn funding for the service, says ACC spokesperson David Parker says.

PM Needs To Be Prime Mover On Stuck Pigs

PM Needs To Be Prime Mover On Stuck Pigs

The Green Party is calling on the Prime Minister John Key to intervene on the issue of sow crates.