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Labour Urges Boldness On Carbon Pollution Reduction Target

It is better to be bold than to be timid when setting New Zealand's 2020 carbon pollution reduction target, says Labour's Climate Change Issues spokesperson Charles Chauvel.

Strategic Asset Investment Test Never Used

Strategic Asset Investment Test Never Used

24 July 2009 - Removing the strategic asset test from the overseas investment rules will reduce confusion and uncertainty for investors but will have little other practical effect, Finance Minister Bill English says.

English's Foreign Investment Case Doesn't Stack Up

English's Foreign Investment Case Doesn't Stack Up

24 July 2009 - The Finance Minister's argument that New Zealand needs more foreign investment because Kiwis don't save enough is laughable given National's gutting of Kiwisaver, Labour's Associate Finance spokesperson David Parker said today.

Rodney's Super-Sized Super City Blunder

Rodney's Super-Sized Super City Blunder

24 July 2009 - Rodney Hide's most recent super-sized super city blunder is yet another example of why his reform plans have met with such widespread scepticism, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Labour Welcomes Expansion Of Maori Trade Training

Labour Welcomes Expansion Of Maori Trade Training

24 July 2009 - Labour welcomes the expansion of the Maori trade training initiative announced yesterday, says Labour's Maori Affairs spokesperson Parekura Horomia.

Time For Maori Party To Stand Up

Time For Maori Party To Stand Up

Labour is challenging the Maori Party to say whether it supports Labour's call for families suffering a redundancy to get more financial help and to take a stand on the Don Brash appointment, say Nanaia Mahuta and Mita Ririnui.

Securities And Financial Advisers Amendment Bills Passed

Securities And Financial Advisers Amendment Bills Passed

A bill that will make it easier for businesses to raise capital while ensuring prospective investors have all the appropriate information was passed by Parliament last night, Commerce Minister Simon Power said.

Secrecy And Vested Interests Drive Investment Rules Shake-Up

Secrecy And Vested Interests Drive Investment Rules Shake-Up

The appointment of five lawyers from firms that make money from overseas investment to advise the Government on rewriting overseas investment rules is a blatant conflict of interest, said Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman.

National's Great Bargain Basement Sell Off Of New Zealand Kicks Off (Round 2)

National's Great Bargain Basement Sell Off Of New Zealand Kicks Off (Round 2)

The Alliance Party says that moves to loosen up New Zealand's already sloppy rules on foreign control of the economy would mean the future threat of further privatization and loss of assets.

Disputes Tribunal Amendment Bill Passes

A law that delivers on part of the Government's business relief package announced in February in response to the global financial crisis has been passed by Parliament today, Justice Minister Simon Power said.