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Greens: Work & Income Treatment Of Refugees Appalling

Greens: Work & Income Treatment Of Refugees Appalling

9 April 2009 - In the House today, Green Party Employment spokesperson Sue Bradford has questioned the Minster for Social Development Paula Bennett over Work and Income's appalling treatment of a group of Burmese refugees.

NZ Must Be 'Anti-Nuke' All The Time

NZ Must Be 'Anti-Nuke' All The Time

New Zealand needs to be true to its nuclear-free policy, not timidly choosing when to speak out and cherry-picking which resolutions to support at the United Nations, said Green Party MP, Dr Kennedy Graham.

Who’s Taking Away Our Easter?

Who’s Taking Away Our Easter?

On the eve of Easter, the union for retail workers is hoping that this year won’t be the last one that shop workers can enjoy with their families and friends.

Parker: John Key Must Require His Minister To Tell The Truth

Parker: John Key Must Require His Minister To Tell The Truth

8 April 2009 - ACC Minister Nick Smith has been caught out telling what looks like a series of falsehoods and the Prime Minister needs to hold him to account, says Labour MPs David Parker and Trevor Mallard.

Bennett: Paula Bennett's Home Burgled

Bennett: Paula Bennett's Home Burgled

8 April 2008 - A laptop and a camera were taken from Paula Bennett's home in Waitakere, Auckland when the house was burgled last weekend.

Collins: Expert Panel On Veterans' Health Appointed

Collins: Expert Panel On Veterans' Health Appointed

8 April 2009 - Veterans' Affairs Minister Hon Judith Collins today welcomed the appointment of the Expert Panel on Veterans' Health.

Sharples Smoke And Mirrors Stance On Seats

Sharples Smoke And Mirrors Stance On Seats

Pita Sharples' outrage over the Government's refusal to back Maori seats on the new Auckland Council rings hollow in light of the deal the Maori Party signed with National after the election, says Labour's Maori Affairs spokesman Parekura Horomia.

Turia: Fund For Maori Health Group Opens

Turia: Fund For Maori Health Group Opens

Tariana Turia is pleased to announce that the Government's fund for Maori health providers opens today.

Approximately $8.9 million will be available to more than 250 Maori-owned health providers and organisations throughout Aotearoa under the 2009/10 Maori Provider Development Scheme.

National Welcomes Working Relationship With Greens

National Welcomes Working Relationship With Greens

Prime Minister John Key says his Ministers are looking forward to working with the Green Party on a range of policy initiatives over the remainder of this parliamentary term.

Upper Hutt Residents Don't Want Brothel Next Door

Upper Hutt Residents Don't Want Brothel Next Door

Family First NZ is urging Upper Hutt City Councilors to reject a report to be presented today which recommends softening the restrictions on brothels in the area.