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Sacking ACC Board Chair Prelude To Privatisation

Sacking ACC Board Chair Prelude To Privatisation

"By sacking Ross Wilson as chair of the ACC board the government is opening the way for it to privatise accident compensation," says Public Service Association National Secretary Richard Wagstaff.

PSA Pleased SSC Says Barry Matthews Will Keep His Job

PSA Pleased SSC Says Barry Matthews Will Keep His Job

The Public Service Association is pleased that the State Services Commissioner has announced that Corrections Chief Executive Barry Matthews will keep his job.

Bill To Prevent Fraudulent Debt Write-Off Introduced

Bill To Prevent Fraudulent Debt Write-Off Introduced

A bill to close a potential legal loophole and prevent fraudulent debts from being written off was introduced to Parliament today by Commerce Minister Simon Power.

Private Prisons Won't Solve Corrections Issues

Private Prisons Won't Solve Corrections Issues

Placing a greater emphasis on private management of prisons won't make prisons any easier or cheaper to run, says Labour law and order spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.

Stop Meddling With ACC

Stop Meddling With ACC

The Green Party today called on the Government to immediately stop its political meddling with the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).

Robertson: National Rejects Artists' Rights

Robertson: National Rejects Artists' Rights

8 March 2009 - The decision by the National Government to drop the Artists Rights Resale Bill is a slap in the face for some of New Zealand's most creative people, Labour Associate Arts Culture and Heritage Spokesperson Grant Robertson said today.

Key: Titular Honours To Be Reinstated

Key: Titular Honours To Be Reinstated

8 March 2009 - Prime Minister John Key has announced that titles are to be reinstated in the New Zealand Honours system.

This situation existed when the New Zealand Honours system was first established in 1996 and the first two levels of the New Zealand Order of Merit were titular.

Wong: New Zealanders Will Live Up To Our Image

Wong: New Zealanders Will Live Up To Our Image

Women's Affairs Minister Pansy Wong says the United Nations' theme of today's International Women's Day - "Women and men uniting to end violence against women" - is a timely reminder to all New Zealanders that domestic violence is never okay.

English: Crown Accounts Reflect Recession, ACC Liability

English: Crown Accounts Reflect Recession, ACC Liability

The recession and a further deterioration in ACC's outstanding claims liability showed through in the Crown's accounts for the seven months to January 31, Finance Minister Bill English said today.

Residents Win Brilliant Victory Over Brothel

Residents Win Brilliant Victory Over Brothel

Family First NZ is congratulating the Mt Victoria Residents Association (Wellington) for being successful in their legal action against both a brothel in their street and the Wellington City Council who allowed the brothel to operate there.