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Power: Cullen Ignored Concerns Over Disbanding SFO

9 July 2008 - Revelations that Attorney-General Michael Cullen treated with disdain the serious concerns about the scrapping of the Serious Fraud Office from its director David Bradshaw are most disturbing, says National's Justice spokesman, Simon Power.

Smith: Corrections And Police Under Fire Again - Tragic Death Preventable

9 July 2008 - The Government must accept some responsibility for the tragic death of Debbie Ashton because of the mismanagement of the offender by Police and Corrections, says Nelson MP Nick Smith.

Hodgson & Laban: $25m New Centre Boosts Whitireia's Trades Training

9 July 2008 - Whitireia Community Polytechnic is now even better placed to contribute to trades training with a brand new Industry Training Centre, Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson said at the centre's official opening today where he was accompanied by Associate Economic Development Minis

Family First: "Blow-Out" In Non-abuse CYF Notifications Blamed On Anti-Smacking Law

9 July 2008 - Family First NZ says that the evidence is in that CYF's limited resources are being wasted, with a 'blow-out' in CYF notifications but the levels of actual abuse not increasing, or at worst not being caught.

Family Party: Political Leadership Collapse In South Auckland

9 July 2008 - The Family Party is calling on Government to explain why core policing should be offloaded on local councils.

Parker: Minister Releases Report Into The Death Of Debbie Ashton

9 July 2008 - State Services Minister David Parker today released a report by Kristy P McDonald QC, into the death of Nelson woman Debbie Ashton in December 2006.

Borrows: Labour Should Explain Need For Private Street Patrols

The Government should explain why it is that a city council feels so neglected that it's considering hiring private security guards to patrol the streets, says National's Police spokesman Chester Borrows.

UnitedFuture: UF Launches Research, Science And Technology Policy

UnitedFuture: UF Launches Research, Science And Technology Policy

8 July 2008 - UnitedFuture today launched its Research, Science & Technology policy to the Agriculture and Horticulture Science Conference at Palmerston North's Massey University.

ACT Party: ACT Backs Docs' Call For Wide Maternity Inquiry

ACT Party: ACT Backs Docs' Call For Wide Maternity Inquiry

8 July 2008 - ACT Health Spokesman and Wellington-based MP Heather Roy today put her support behind doctors calling for the Government's review of maternity services to be extended into a wider inquiry, and said that Wellington is not the only region in crisis.

Goudie: Charities Commission Promotes Identity Theft

Goudie: Charities Commission Promotes Identity Theft

The discovery of personal signatures on the Charities Commission website is an unacceptable invitation to identity theft and should be stopped immediately, says National's Internal Affairs spokeswoman, Sandra Goudie.