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Minister Hides Serious Allegations For Months

30 April 2008 - National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith says Immigration Minister Clayton Cosgrove has kept serious claims levelled at a top official secret for months, and his predecessor probably knew too.

Pet Scanning Possible In Public Health System

Thanks to private enterprise up-to-date treatment is now available to cancer patients in Wellington and with a minimum of Government initiative it could be available in the public health sector says New Zealand First health spokesperson Barbara Stewart.

Green Party Wants Commonsense Emissions Trading Policies

Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons welcomes the release of the Cawthron Institute's environmental assessement of the emissions trading policy.

Trade Training Is A Focus For National

National Party Associate Education (Trade Training) spokesman Colin King says a National Government would be working with business and Industry Training Organisations to stop the appalling drop out and failure rate in modern apprenticeships.

NZFSA Review Reveals Gaping Holes

29 April 2008 - Stuart Slorach's review of the New Zealand Food Safety Authority published today shows systemic failure in the organisation, Green Party MP Sue Kedgley says.

Dalziel Welcomes Report Into Nzfsa Risk Management

29 April 2008 - New Zealanders are generally well served by the body responsible for ensuring the food we eat is safe, Food Safety Minister Lianne Dalziel says.

Copeland Continues Call For Government Enquiry Into Milk Prices

29 April 2008 - Independent MP Gordon Copeland, the Kiwi Party's spokesperson on Commerce, today renewed his call for an Enquiry into milk prices.

More Walk Free Without Trial Under Labour

29 April 2008 - Stays of prosecution are running at the highest level since Labour was elected in 1999, says National's Associate Justice spokeswoman, Kate Wilkinson.

Expanded Immigration Probe Leads To Conflict

29 April 2008 - National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith says the about-face from Clayton Cosgrove on serious claims levelled at the Immigration Service puts State Services boss Mark Prebble in a conflicted position.

Labour Ramps Up Tax Funded Ads In Election Year

National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says Labour's plan to rort election laws by piggy backing off departmental advertising is already in full swing.