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Carter: Government Must Support Anti-Whaling Protester

Carter: Government Must Support Anti-Whaling Protester

The Government must do more to ensure Anti-whaling protester Peter Bethune is not victimised as he faces charges by Japanese authorities, Labour's Foreign Affairs spokesperson Chris Carter said today.

Give Our MPs A Pay Rise Says Prebble

Give Our MPs A Pay Rise Says Prebble

MPs should be paid more.

That's the view of former State Services Commissioner, Mark Prebble.

Dr Prebble was also Head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet for much of Helen Clark's term as prime Minister.

"Would Jesus be a Capitalist?"

"Would Jesus be a Capitalist?"

 “So far 3 trillion dollars have been spent on economic stimulus packages. One percent of this could feed 59 million hungry children for one year.” - World Food Programme.

Australia Attacks Key's Whaling Plans

Australia Attacks Key's Whaling Plans

Chris Carter says the stinging attack on John Key's proposal to champion commercial whaling by Australia's Environment Minister is further proof that this National Government is making an utter shambles of New Zealand's international relationships and image.

Holiday Camps For Kids In Care

Holiday Camps For Kids In Care

Children in foster care from around the country will participate in free activity camps over the school holidays says Social Development Minister Paula Bennett.

New Member For Small Business Group

New Member For Small Business Group

Small Business Minister Maurice Williamson has announced the appointment of Wellington businesswoman Hanne Andersen to the Small Business Advisory Group.

Williamson: New Law For Apartment Blocks Passed

Williamson: New Law For Apartment Blocks Passed

The Unit Titles Act 2010, which is the primary legislation relating to the creation and management of developments such as apartment blocks, was passed into law by Parliament today.

Speech: Regulatory Improvement Bill: Rahui Katene

Speech: Regulatory Improvement Bill: Rahui Katene

Rahui Katene, Maori Party Member of Parliament for Te Tai Tonga. Thursday 01 April 2010

Speech On Dairy Industry Restructuring Bill

Speech On Dairy Industry Restructuring Bill

Hone Harawira, Maori Party Member of Parliament for Te Tai Tokerau. Thursday 1 April 2010:

This Bill to allow milk to be allocated through an auction process sounds technical, but it also allows us to acknowledge the opportunity for Maori in the primary sector.

Roy: Water Efficiency Labels Help Consumers Make Better Choices

Roy: Water Efficiency Labels Help Consumers Make Better Choices

New requirements for water efficiency labels will help consumers make informed choices about water consumption and relative water efficiency when purchasing washing machines, dishwashers, taps, toilets and showers, Minister of Consumer Affairs Heather Roy said today.