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Ryall: Ryall Not Distracted By Draft Health Policy Release

10 September 2008 - National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall is welcoming the opportunity to talk about healthcare in New Zealand, as presented by Labour and its stage-managed drip-feed of draft National Party policies.

Anderton: Primary Healthcare "Gone By Lunchtime"

Anderton: Primary Healthcare "Gone By Lunchtime"

10 September 2008 - National's hard-right agenda is peeking out through the lines of its draft health policy, Associate Minister of Health Jim Anderton said today.

Mallard: Protections For Casuals And Temp Workers

Mallard: Protections For Casuals And Temp Workers

10 September 2008 - Employment protections for temporary and casual workers are to be strengthened under proposed amendments to the Employment Relations Act introduced to parliament by Labour Minister Trevor Mallard.

Greens: Listen To Tourism Lobby, Not Just Fonterra, Mr Mallard

10 September 2008 - Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman is urging Environment Minister Trevor Mallard to take as much notice of tourism industry lobbying as he has of lobbying by polluters in recent months.

Anderton: National To Increase Taxes For Private Sector

10 September 2008 - National is the only party that will go in to this year's election promising to increase taxes, Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton said today.

National Housing Policy Thin On Details

National Housing Policy Thin On Details

The Housing Policy released quietly yesterday by the National Party failed to deliver as much detail as expected by Community Housing Aotearoa.

Casual Workers To Be Protected Under New Bill

Casual Workers To Be Protected Under New Bill

Casual workers will have greater protection under a Bill tabled yesterday in Parliament, said Peter Conway, Council of Trade Unions Economist.

Key: Clark Must Explain Involvement In Donation Saga

Key: Clark Must Explain Involvement In Donation Saga

9 September 2008 - Helen Clark must explain why she hid from the public her knowledge about Winston Peters' donation from Owen Glenn, says National Party Leader John Key.

Glenn Gives Evidence Before Privileges Committee

Anderton: Silver Ferns Vote Has Significant Industry Potential

Anderton: Silver Ferns Vote Has Significant Industry Potential

9 September 2008 - The vote by Silver Fern farmers to form a partnership with PGG Wrightsons has the potential to lead to increased sustainable returns throughout the value chain, Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton said today.