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Family Violence Bill Passes Second Reading

Family Violence Bill Passes Second Reading

Statement from Simon Power: A bill aimed at further protecting victims of family violence passed its second reading in Parliament today.

NZ Pushes For Global Alliance On Agricultural Emissions

NZ Pushes For Global Alliance On Agricultural Emissions

Prime Minister John Key says the New Zealand Government is pushing for a Global Alliance to research how to cut world-wide greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.

Te Heuheu: Māori Entrepreneurial Spirit Thriving In Auckland

Te Heuheu: Māori Entrepreneurial Spirit Thriving In Auckland

Māori are positioning themselves as a major contributor to the Auckland economy, according to a new report updating the economic contribution of Māori to the Auckland region and to the New Zealand economy.

Chauvel: National Needs To Come Clean On True Costs Of ETS

Chauvel: National Needs To Come Clean On True Costs Of ETS

With billions of taxpayers' dollars at stake, the National-led Government must release the true cost of its climate change policy decisions, Labour's Climate Change Spokesperson Charles Chauvel says.

Hipkins: Sports Clubs' Charity Grants Funding Must Be Guaranteed

Hipkins: Sports Clubs' Charity Grants Funding Must Be Guaranteed

Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy must move to reassure sports clubs that they will continue to qualify for funding from charitable grants, Labour Internal Affairs spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

Davis: Tolley Confused On National Standards

Davis: Tolley Confused On National Standards

Anne Tolley keeps answering questions about National Standards in the House with reference to reporting to parents, says Labour's Associate Education spokesperson Kelvin Davis.

Speech - Sharples: Whakarewarewa And Roto-a-tamaheke Vesting Bill

Speech - Sharples: Whakarewarewa And Roto-a-tamaheke Vesting Bill

I move, that the Whakarewarewa and Roto-a-Tamaheke Vesting Bill be now read a second time.

I am grateful for the Māori Affairs Committee for its work in considering the Bill, for its report on the Bill, and I acknowledge all of the submitters who participated.

Street: Government's Ace Claims Under Spotlight

Street: Government's Ace Claims Under Spotlight

The Government must explain how it reconciles community claims that NZ Sign Language, other language learning courses for deaf people and ESOL courses will be axed despite its assurances to the contrary, says Labour's Tertiary Education spokesperson Maryan Street.

Ryall: Free Whooping Cough Immunisation For Health Frontline

Ryall: Free Whooping Cough Immunisation For Health Frontline

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced that frontline health workers who are in close contact with newborns and young babies will be offered free whooping cough immunisations in a bid to protect those most vulnerable to the disease.

Obama Steers America Away From 'Cold War' Politics

Obama Steers America Away From 'Cold War' Politics

The decision of President Obama to shelve plans for a new missile defence shield in Eastern Europe marks a major shift in American foreign policy.