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Family First: Govt Applauded For Strong Stand On Drug Laws

Family First: Govt Applauded For Strong Stand On Drug Laws

Family First NZ is congratulating the Minister of Justice Simon Power for rejecting the Law Commission's proposals to soften the laws around drugs.

March Against Family Planning Pushing Abortion Drug

March Against Family Planning Pushing Abortion Drug

Family First NZ is supporting a march to the steps of Parliament tomorrow protesting against Family Planning applying to the Abortion Supervisory Committee for a license to use the abortion pill RU486 to perform abortions.

Labour Urges Kiwis To Respond To Drugs Issues Paper

Labour Urges Kiwis To Respond To Drugs Issues Paper

The Labour Party is urging Kiwis to respond to today's Law Commission Issues Paper on Controlling and Regulating Drugs.

Waitakere Ranges Under Threat From Super City Bill

Labour MPs have condemned provisions in the Government's third Super City Bill which could gut the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area Act and see Aucklanders losing control over Waitakere's prized Centennial Park.

Minister Shows No Interest In Pacific Unemployment

Minister for Social Development and Employment Paula Bennett shows no empathy for the more than 12,000 Pacific people currently unemployed in New Zealand, says Labour Associate Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni.

Minister Welcomes Issues Paper On Misuse Of Drugs Act

Minister Welcomes Issues Paper On Misuse Of Drugs Act

Justice Simon Power has today welcomed the release of the Law Commission's Issues Paper on the review of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975.

"The Act has not been comprehensively reviewed since its enactment 35 years ago and a first principles review was needed," Mr Power says.

EPMU: National Must Reject Youth Wage Discrimination

EPMU: National Must Reject Youth Wage Discrimination

National must not back Roger Douglas' attack on young workers, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.

The private member's bill was announced today and is designed to reintroduce wage discrimination against workers aged sixteen to eighteen.

Pillay: Time For Joyce To Clean Up Tolley's Mess

Pillay: Time For Joyce To Clean Up Tolley's Mess

Labour's Disability Issues spokesperson Lynne Pillay says it's time for Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce to clean up the mess Anne Tolley left around sign language education.

Child And Family Protection Bill Passes First Reading

Child And Family Protection Bill Passes First Reading

The latest step in the Government's plan to protect victims of domestic violence has passed its first reading in Parliament and has been sent to a select committee.

Minister Welcomes Progress On Kauri National Park

Minister Welcomes Progress On Kauri National Park

Minister of Conservation Kate Wilkinson has welcomed today's decision by the New Zealand Conservation Authority to kick off the formal process that could lead to a National Park in Northland.