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National Refuses To Listen On "Standardised Testing"

National Refuses To Listen On "Standardised Testing"
The National-Act government has prevented key education stakeholder groups from having a say on plans to rush into law standardised testing for primary school age pupils, Labour Education spokesperson Chris Carter said today.

Brownlee: Oil And Gas Exploration Opened In East Cape And Northland

Brownlee: Oil And Gas Exploration Opened In East Cape And Northland

Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee today announced the opening of bidding for new petroleum exploration permits across two large offshore areas, the Raukumara (East Cape) and Northland basins.

Graham: National Brother Listens To Green Message In Maiden Speech

Graham: National Brother Listens To Green Message In Maiden Speech

In a rare, possibly unprecedented, moment, a former National cabinet minister will sit in the House to listen to a fraternal message from his Green Party brother.

Greens: Anti-Democratic Government Keeps Kiwis In The Dark

Greens: Anti-Democratic Government Keeps Kiwis In The Dark

10 December 2008 - The Green Party is gravely concerned the new Government is keeping Kiwis in the dark on laws it plans to pass under urgency this week, leaving no opportunity for the people of New Zealand to debate these proposals before they become law.

Government Must Make Fire At Will Bill Public

Government Must Make Fire At Will Bill Public

10 December 2008 - The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union is calling on the National/Act Government to make the fire at will bill public immediately so that the public can have a proper democratic debate.

Dyson: New Zealanders Deserve Best Medicines Available

Dyson: New Zealanders Deserve Best Medicines Available

10 December 2008 - New Zealand women who have breast cancer need the best and most effective treatment available, Labour Health spokesperson Ruth Dyson said today.

Libertarianz: Herceptin Decision Irrelevant

Libertarianz: Herceptin Decision Irrelevant

10 DECEMBER 2008 - Libertarianz Health Spokesman Richard McGrath said today the decision by the government to force taxpayers to subsidise a year of Herceptin treatment for some women with breast cancer merely reinforces the fact that New Zealanders still have little say in decisions concerning t

Greens: Save Pacific Ocean's Shrinking Tuna Fish Stocks

Greens: Save Pacific Ocean's Shrinking Tuna Fish Stocks

10 December 2008 - The Green Party is calling on the Fisheries Minister to support the Parties to Nauru Agreement and protect the dwindling tuna fisheries in the high seas of the Pacific.

Ryall: 12-Month Herceptin Treatment Now Available

Ryall: 12-Month Herceptin Treatment Now Available

10 December 2008 - Health Minister Tony Ryall has welcomed the Prime Minister's confirmation that a full 12 month course of the breast cancer drug Herceptin is now available.

Key: Government Honours Herceptin Promise

Key: Government Honours Herceptin Promise

10 December 2008 - Prime Minister John Key announced today that the National-led Government will honour its pre-election promise to ensure a full 12-month course of the breast cancer drug Herceptin is available.