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Power: Govt Introduces Bill To Abolish Provocation Defence

4 August 2009 - The Government today introduced a bill to Parliament that will remove the partial defence of provocation from the statute books.

The Crimes (Provocation Repeal) Amendment Bill was introduced by Justice Minister Simon Power after Cabinet approved it yesterday.

Family First: PM Incorrect On Smacking Prosecutions

Family First: PM Incorrect On Smacking Prosecutions

4 August 2009 - Family First NZ says that the Prime Minister John Key is incorrect on his claims that there have been no prosecutions under the anti-smacking law.

Kiwi Party: Referendum An Investment In The Economy And Our Future

4 August 2009 - The TV One Colmar Brunton poll released today shows opposition to the anti-smacking law remains strong and consistent at 83%.

Greens: Big Affordable Climate Change Target In Sight

4 August 2009 - New Zealand can reduce its carbon emissions dramatically and cheaply according to a study released by the Green Party today which sharply contradicts recent Government claims.

King: Bennett Denies Public "Full Story" On Unemployment

King: Bennett Denies Public "Full Story" On Unemployment

4 August 2009 - Prime Minister John Key's claim that Labour is scaremongering on unemployment numbers is hypocritical given his Social Development Minister has repeatedly refused to release her weekly updates, Labour Social Development spokesperson Annette King says.

What Is New Zealand Coming To?

There are calls to consider putting the retirement age up to 67 years which will not only succeed in people not leaving work as early, but will block younger ones coming in at the bottom, and we have thousands of young out of work now.

Green Party: Achieving A Responsible Emissions Reduction Target

Green Party: Achieving A Responsible Emissions Reduction Target

Green Party MPs Jeanette Fitzsimons and Dr Russel Norman will today present a new study that shows how New Zealand can achieve a responsbile 2020 emissions target at low cost.

Progress Report On Capital Markets Welcomed

Progress Report On Capital Markets Welcomed

Commerce Minister Simon Power today welcomed the release of the Capital Market Development Taskforce's Progress Report.

The report identifies a number of the major issues faced by New Zealand's capital markets.

Guide Dog Result Asserts Rights For The Blind

Guide Dog Result Asserts Rights For The Blind

A two year fight for a blind woman who was denied accommodation because she had a guide dog is over, but it never should have happened, Labour disability issues spokesperson Lynne Pillay said today.

Keep Listening To Residents After Mapua Clean-Up

Keep Listening To Residents After Mapua Clean-Up

A public meeting to discuss the results of an audit commissioned by the Ministry for the Environment into the clean-up of the contaminated Fruit Growers Chemical site in Mapua left questions unanswered - literally, said Green Party Toxics Spokesperson Catherine Delahunty.