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Turei: Students Are Worth It, Greens Say

Turei: Students Are Worth It, Greens Say

The Government should release a timetable for the roll out of universal student allowances, Green Party Tertiary Education Spokesperson Metiria Turei says.

Bradford Asks Nats To Clarify NGO And Work For Dole Plans

Bradford Asks Nats To Clarify NGO And Work For Dole Plans

A report in the 'New Zealand Herald' this morning that Australian NGO corporate Mission Australia is keen to bring its work for dole programmes into New Zealand should ring major alarm bells about what may await beneficiaries, and the community and voluntary sector, in the event of a National vi

Smith: Consider Aussie ETS Before Passing Bill

Smith: Consider Aussie ETS Before Passing Bill

New Zealand needs to give careful consideration to the design of the Australian emissions trading scheme before passing the current bill, says National Party Climate Change spokesman Nick Smith.

Greens: Roads. 230 Times Better: Transit

16 July 2008 - Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman is describing Transit's 10 Year Transport Plan, which proposes spending 230 times more on roads than on cycle and walking infrastructure, as 1960s style transport thinking.

Goff: Phil Goff To Travel To Geneva For Wto Ministerial Meeting

16 July 2008 - Trade Minister Phil Goff will travel to Geneva tomorrow to meet with other Trade Ministers with the aim of progressing the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) Doha Development Round trade negotiations.

English: Cullen Can't Be Trusted On Tax Cuts

English: Cullen Can't Be Trusted On Tax Cuts

National Party Finance spokesman Bill English says New Zealanders will be suspicious of Michael Cullen's newly discovered enthusiasm for tax cuts.

Hutchison: Another Tertiary Review Keeps Bureaucrats Busy

Hutchison: Another Tertiary Review Keeps Bureaucrats Busy

Labour's recent announcement of yet another review of tertiary education in Auckland shows the appetite for bureaucratic paper shuffling is almost insatiable in the sector, says National's Tertiary Education spokesman, Paul Hutchison.

Finlayson: National To Maintain Arts Funding

Finlayson: National To Maintain Arts Funding

15 July 2008 - The National Party's Arts, Culture and Heritage policy, announced today, confirms that National will maintain current levels of arts funding, should it be in the position to form a government following the 2008 election.

Greens: Affordable Food Prices An Absolute Necessity

15 July 2008 - The Government needs to step in and help struggling New Zealanders, by increasing benefit levels and extending the $60 a week in work payment, in light of today's announcement of record high food prices, the Green Party says.

Severe Suffering In Experiments Almost Doubled Last Year

Severe Suffering In Experiments Almost Doubled Last Year

The Green Party says the Government needs to explain why the numbers of animals who were forced to endured very severe suffering during experimentation almost doubled last year.