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Six Months Paid Parental Leave On The Agenda

Six Months Paid Parental Leave On The Agenda

Investing in building strong families is one of the most valuable things that Governments can do, which is why Labour Women's Affairs spokesperson Sue Moroney has drafted a Bill seeking an extension to Paid Parental Leave

Warning To Beware Of Passport Scam

Warning To Beware Of Passport Scam

Mangere MP Su'a William Sio is warning people to beware of passport scammers in New Zealand charging people more than $500 for fake visas.

Political Prostate Inquiry Is Daft And Dangerous

The Health Select Committee's prostate cancer inquiry, announced today, is potentially dangerous political interference and a waste of the Committee's time said Green Party MP Kevin Hague, who is a member of the Committee.

Greens: Economic Models Support Action On Climate Change

Greens: Economic Models Support Action On Climate Change

17 June 2009 - New economic modelling shows that New Zealand can continue with an Emissions Trading Scheme at little economic cost and Green Party MP Jeanette Fitzsimons says it is a clear message to Government to stop dithering and get on with it.

Street: English - Tolley's Cooked Up Moroccan Excuse

Street: English - Tolley's Cooked Up Moroccan Excuse

17 June 2009 - Bill English appears today to have confirmed that Education Minister Anne Tolley misled the public when she tried to defend her savage Budget cuts to Adult and Community Education services, says Labour's Tertiary Education spokesperson Maryan Street.

Family First: Bradford Referendum Bill Should Be Sent To Time Out

Family First: Bradford Referendum Bill Should Be Sent To Time Out

17 June 2009 - Family First NZ says that NZ'ers have no problem understanding the Referendum question, and the claims that it is misleading and ambiguous is simply an expression of frustration from the politicians who introduced the flawed law in the first place.

Finlayson: Government To Restore Queen's Counsel

Finlayson: Government To Restore Queen's Counsel

17 June 2009 - The government has responded to concerns from the legal profession and will restore the title of Queen's Counsel to recognise outstanding members of the independent bar, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.

Dyson: Taxpayers Pick Up The Tab For Ryall's Political Point Scoring

Dyson: Taxpayers Pick Up The Tab For Ryall's Political Point Scoring

17 June 2009 - An attempt by Health Minister Tony Ryall to score political points by cancelling a primary health conference earlier this year has cost taxpayers more than $100,000. Labour Health spokesperson Ruth Dyson says.

Joyce: Electric Vehicles To Be RUC Exempt

Joyce: Electric Vehicles To Be RUC Exempt

17 June 2009 - Transport Minister Steven Joyce announced today that the government will exempt light electric vehicles from paying road user charges (RUC) for four years, as a first step towards encouraging their uptake.

Cosgrove: Collins Leaves Police To Fend For Themselves

Cosgrove: Collins Leaves Police To Fend For Themselves

17 June 2009 - While Police Minister Judith Collins is running for cover and district police bosses are reluctant to cross the minister, frontline police are about to be denied the cars they need to do their jobs properly, says Labour law and order spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.