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Hague: Massive Levy Increases Will Undermine ACC

Hague: Massive Levy Increases Will Undermine ACC

ACC's failure to address the concerns of a record number of submitters in its levy recommendations is disappointing but comes as no surprise, Green Party ACC spokesperson Kevin Hague said today.

ACC today made public the 2010/11 levy rates it has recommended to the Minister for ACC.

Little Public Support For High Cost Result From Copenhagen Climate Meeting

A new survey of public opinion on climate change issues released today by the Greenhouse Policy Coalition shows that while the public are generally supportive of New Zealand taking part in an international agreement to limit emissions even if it involves some cost to the country, 60% feel the ann

Kiwi Party Appoints Deputy Leader

Kiwi Party President Gordon Copeland said today that he was delighted to announce the appointment of Aucklander Simonne Dyer as the Party's Deputy Leader. .

Minister's Review Opportunity To Consider Redundancy Pay

Minister's Review Opportunity To Consider Redundancy Pay

The Government should review minimum redundancy entitlements as part of its evaluation of provisions under the Employment Relations Act, Labour's Associate labour spokesperson Darien Fenton said today.

The Young Nats Welcome The Release Of The 2025 Taskforce Recommendations

The Young Nats Welcome The Release Of The 2025 Taskforce Recommendations

"The Young Nats support Dr Don Brash's hopes that this initial report will spark a nation-wide debate about how New Zealanders can better our living standards and bridge the income gap with Australia," says Daniel Fielding, Young Nats President.

New Zealand Law Society - Statement On Legal Aid From President John Marshall QC

New Zealand Law Society - Statement On Legal Aid From President John Marshall QC

The New Zealand Law Society takes the issues raised in Dame Margaret Bazley's review of legal aid very seriously but it is concerned at the imbalance in the reporting of her findings.

Parker: Scaremongering On ACC Exposed Again

Parker: Scaremongering On ACC Exposed Again

While ACC levy increases will be hard on people's pockets, they won't be as steep as the figures the Government is continuing to use to scaremonger the public into accepting changes to ACC, says ACC spokesperson David Parker.

Review Of Continuity Of Employment Provisions

Review Of Continuity Of Employment Provisions

Employment provisions under Part 6A of the Employment Relations Act are to be reviewed, Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson announced today.

Positive Response To Govt Rural Broadband Proposal

Communications and Information Technology Minister Steven Joyce says the government has received a strong and positive response to its proposals to deploy fast broadband to rural communities.

The government's rural broadband targets are that:

Gangs Laws Comes Into Effect Today

Gangs Laws Comes Into Effect Today

Laws that reduce the influence of gangs in organised crime and in the manufacture and spread of methamphetamine came into effect today.

Under the laws: