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Disclosure Of Expenses Claimed By Members Of Parliament

Disclosure Of Expenses Claimed By Members Of Parliament

Expenses claimed by members of Parliament will be publicly available every three months, the Prime Minister, the Hon John Key, and the Speaker of the House, the Hon Dr Lockwood Smith, have announced.

Disclosure Of MP Expenses Welcome

Disclosure Of MP Expenses Welcome

With MPs' expenses now public the next step is to look at how costs to the taxpayer can be kept at a reasonable level, said Green Party Co-Leader Metiria Turei today.

$50m To Embark On Motherhood Unsupported

$50m To Embark On Motherhood Unsupported

Thousands of young women are using the welfare system to embark on motherhood with no partner or financial support.

National Shame For Sinking Blue-Green Vision

National Shame For Sinking Blue-Green Vision

The National Party rejected its own Bluegreen vision today when it refused to support a Bill designed to ensure our marine animal protection laws work properly, said the Green Party tonight.

Sustainable Biofuel

Sustainable Biofuel

Sustainable Biofuel Bill : First Reading Rahui Katene, MP for Te Tai Tonga Wednesday 29 July 2009

Hide Must Censure Out-of-control And Bullying Garrett

Hide Must Censure Out-of-control And Bullying Garrett

29 JULY 2009 - ACT leader Rodney Hide must insist that his ill-disciplined MP David Garrett apologises to prison officers who today spoke at a select committee of their misgivings about private prisons, says Labour law and order spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.

Bullying By Government Ministers And MPs A Worrying Trend

Bullying By Government Ministers And MPs A Worrying Trend

29 JULY 2009 - Labour's Associate Justice Spokesperson Charles Chauvel is lamenting what he labels a "worrying trend" emerging amongst Government MPs to engage in bullying.

Guarantee For Good Biofuel Moves Closer

Guarantee For Good Biofuel Moves Closer

29 JULY 2009 - A guarantee that biofuels in New Zealand are good for the environment moved a step closer today as a Member's Bill from Green Party MP Jeanette Fitzsimons passed its first reading in the House with widespread support.

Turia Calls On Kiwis Not To Stop Giving

Turia Calls On Kiwis Not To Stop Giving

29 JULY 2009 - Tariana Turia is encouraging New Zealanders to keep being generous despite the shadow cast over a recent donation clash involving the Epilepsy Foundation.

Navy Patrol Vessel To Visit Wellington

Navy Patrol Vessel To Visit Wellington

Taking a short break from sea training with personnel from the Naval Volunteer Reserve embarked onboard, the Navy's principle survey vessel, HMNZS RESOLUTION, will make a port visit to Wellington from Friday 7 August to Monday 10 August 2009.