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Smith: Cunliffe Knew PM's Advisor Was Subject Of Probe

Smith: Cunliffe Knew PM's Advisor Was Subject Of Probe

3 July 2008 - National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith says the acting Immigration Minister has confirmed today that David Cunliffe knew it was Mary Anne Thompson who was at the centre of an inquiry into illegal decision-making at the Pacific division.

Dyson: National Still Silent On Child Poverty

3 July 2008 - Today National failed to acknowledge the reduction in child poverty numbers announced by the Minister for Social Development and Employment Ruth Dyson.

Greens: Cabinet Action Needed On Threat To Auckland Water

Greens: Cabinet Action Needed On Threat To Auckland Water

3 July 2008 - Cabinet needs to step in to sort out a battle involving a Landcorp partnership in which Auckland's major drinking-water source is threatened, Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman says.

Power: Labour's Family Violence Programme In Trouble

3 July 2008 - A pilot programme designed to overcome a lack of cooperation between agencies that respond to family violence is off to a shaky start due to a lack of collaboration, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.

Collins: Oz Leaves NZ For Dead Over Child Support Debtors

Collins: Oz Leaves NZ For Dead Over Child Support Debtors

3 July 2008 - Will it take Australian Labor to shame NZ Labour into getting serious about fleeing child support debtors?

Chadwick: New Members Appointed To Key Conservation Body

3 July 2008 - Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick today announced new appointments to the New Zealand Conservation Authority (NZCA).

Cunliffe: Future Pathway For Resident Doctors

Cunliffe: Future Pathway For Resident Doctors

The Minister of Health David Cunliffe says that the Resident Doctors Commission announced today is an exciting new initiative for New Zealand's junior doctors and a great opportunity for junior doctors to be involved in their future.

Cullen: Key Asked To Clarify When Tranz Rail Shares Were Sold

Cullen: Key Asked To Clarify When Tranz Rail Shares Were Sold

3 July 2008 - John Key should clear up confusion about the intersection of his Parliamentary and commercial interests by releasing the exact date his Tranz Rail shares were sold, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

Libertarianz: "bring On The Gridlock!" Says Libertarianz Leader

Libertarianz: "bring On The Gridlock!" Says Libertarianz Leader

3 JULY 2008 - Libertarian leader Bernard Darnton applauds New Zealand's truckers, who are leading the way in saying to this busybody government: "Naff off!"

English: Labour's U-turn On Monetary Policy Will Feed Higher Interest Rates

English: Labour's U-turn On Monetary Policy Will Feed Higher Interest Rates

3 July 2008 - "New Zealanders will face higher interest rates for longer if a desperate Labour Party throws out sensible inflation management," says National Party Finance spokesman Bill English.