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ACT: Minority View On IPWG Report

ACT: Minority View On IPWG Report

ACT Deputy Leader and Inter-Party Working Group (IPWG) chair Heather Roy today joined fellow IPWG ACT representative Sir Roger Douglas to release 'Free to Learn', the minority view on the 'Step Change' report launched at Parliament yesterday.

Independent Advisory Group For National Standards

Independent Advisory Group For National Standards

Education Minister Anne Tolley has appointed five respected figures to an independent technical advisory group which will support the implementation of National Standards in reading, writing and maths.

Law To Ease Financial Pressure On Victims Comes Into Force

A law designed to ease the financial pressure on victims of crime who receive legal aid to attend coronial inquests and parole hearings comes into force today.

Greens: Step Change Is A Step Backwards

Greens: Step Change Is A Step Backwards

The "Step Change" report on Education misses the point that the only real way to lift educational performance is to address underlying inequality, the Green Party said today.

NZCIA: Proposed Financial Reporting Regime Offers Significant Advantages

NZCIA: Proposed Financial Reporting Regime Offers Significant Advantages

"The proposals from the Government to simplify New Zealand's financial reporting regime will improve the targeting of financial reports to the needs of external users," Terry McLaughlin, Chief Executive, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) said today.

Davis: More Education Required For Freedom Campers

Davis: More Education Required For Freedom Campers

Labour Tourism Spokesperson Kelvin Davis supports calls from the Tourism Industry Association for local government to do more to educate freedom campers as to what practices are acceptable to avoid a negative impact on community wellbeing and the environment.

PSA Opposes Unlimited Election Spending By Third Parties

PSA Opposes Unlimited Election Spending By Third Parties

The Public Service Association says the government's plan to allow third parties to spend as much as they want on election campaigns leaves the door open for wealthy groups to try and buy an election result.

Shearer: Where Is The Step Change For R&D?

Shearer: Where Is The Step Change For R&D?

National must show it is committed to Research and Development in May's Budget, Labour's Research Science and Technology spokesperson David Shearer said today.

Changes For Financial Advisers Pass First Reading

Changes For Financial Advisers Pass First Reading

A bill that simplifies the implementation of the Financial Advisers Act and reduces costs while encouraging public confidence in the industry passed its first reading in Parliament last night.

NZ - India Relations Strengthened By Visit

NZ - India Relations Strengthened By Visit

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed Rahul Gandhi to New Zealand today, saying the longstanding and friendly ties between the two countries have taken another step forward with his visit.