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Further Disgrace for Aetorea at Poznan

In a big step forward, the conference at Poznan have agreed terms in which to rewa

Greens: Fire At Will Bill Raises No-Dole Fear

Greens: Fire At Will Bill Raises No-Dole Fear

12 December 2008 - The Government's legislation giving employers 'fire at will' rights over employees in their first 90 days of work raises the fear that workers will face a double penalty of a 13 week stand-down for the unemployment benefit, the Green Party says.

McCully: Death Of Former Indonesian Foreign Minister Alatas

McCully: Death Of Former Indonesian Foreign Minister Alatas

12 December 2008 - Foreign Minister Murray McCully today expressed his condolences at the death of former Indonesian Foreign Minister Ali Alatas.

Extending Fire-At-Will Bill Will Freeze Labour Market

Extending Fire-At-Will Bill Will Freeze Labour Market

12 December 2008 - "Extending the fire-at-will bill to all workers will freeze the labour market rather than free it up," says Public Service Association National Secretary Richard Wagstaff.

Collins: Neighbours Play Key Role In Reducing Crime: Minister

Collins: Neighbours Play Key Role In Reducing Crime: Minister

Neighbourhood Support is an important way the community can contribute to making New Zealand a safer place, Police Minister Hon Judith Collins says.

Strengthening Child Protection Is A Good Move: Greens

Strengthening Child Protection Is A Good Move: Greens

The Green Party has welcomed the Government's bill to add to the Sentencing Act guidance on legal consequences for offending against children.

Tolley: Challenges In Education Briefing

Tolley: Challenges In Education Briefing

The Education Minister Anne Tolley has released the Briefing to the Incoming Minister (BIM) from the Ministry of Education and other education organisations.

Brownlee: Biofuel Law Change

Brownlee: Biofuel Law Change

Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee today tabled in Parliament a Bill to repeal the obligation placed on oil companies to sell a certain proportion of biofuel.

Kedgley: NZFSA Briefing To Incoming Minister Ignores Consumers

Kedgley: NZFSA Briefing To Incoming Minister Ignores Consumers

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority has capitalised on the change of government and a new Minister with no background in food issues to quietly ditch all pretence of assisting consumers to make informed purchasing decisions about food, the Green Party says.

Slade: Mapua Report Exposes Emerging Eco Crisis: Greens

The independent report into the Ministry for the Environment's handling of the Mapua contaminated site clean up confirms bad decisions were made and the community has been exposed to the risk of further contamination, says Green Party MP Catherine Delahunty.