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Parliament Needs To Address The Issue Of Abortion

19 June 2008 - Independent MP and Kiwi Party member Gordon Copeland today renewed his call for Parliament to address the issue of abortion, following the release of the Bioethics Council report "Who gets born?"

Migrant Worker Debate Missing The Point

The debate currently taking place around the employment of migrant workers is missing the point says Neville Donaldson, Assistant National Secretary of the Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota (SFWU).

Wassup? More Labour Waste

The spending of $56,000 on badges to promote Maori education is typical of Labour's profligate spending of education dollars, says National's Education spokeswoman, Anne Tolley.

The badges featured phrases such as 'Nice!' and 'Wassup!'

Gender Selection The New Aisle In The Family Supermarket

Family First NZ is opposing the recommendation of the Bioethics Council to give parents the right to choose the sex of their unborn babies.

Comment Sought On Compulsory Third Party Vehicle Insurance

18 June 2008 - New Zealanders are being urged to have their say on the introduction of compulsory third party vehicle insurance for all motorists.

MTA Welcomes Third Party Vehicle Insurance Review

18 June 2008 - The Motor Trade Association (MTA) has welcomed the announcement by Government that public opinion is to be sought on whether to introduce compulsory third party vehicle insurance for all motorists.

Manukau Mayor Len Brown Health Setback

18 June 2008 - Manukau mayor Len Brown has suffered a setback in his recovery from heart surgery in Auckland Hospital and is now in a critical condition in Intensive Care.

Tolley Way Out Of Her Depth

18 June 2008 - The revelation that National's education spokesperson Anne Tolley has not bothered to read the Schools Plus discussion document is staggering, says Education Minister Chris Carter.

National Challenged To Back Its Rhetoric With Real Support For Labour's Tough Gang Policies

18 JUNE 2008 - Justice Minister Annette King has challenged the National Party to back tough new penalties in the Organised Crime (Penalties and Sentencing) Bill designed to crack down on gang activity.

Emission Trading Scheme Focus Now Has To Shift

18 June 2008 - UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says political uncertainty now requires the government to shift its focus on the proposed Emissions Trading Scheme.