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Green MPs Back Low Paid Workers

Green MPs Back Low Paid Workers

Green MPs today joined union actions across the country against the wage freeze in the public sector.

Dalziel: Legal Aid Report Exceeds Expectations

Dalziel: Legal Aid Report Exceeds Expectations

Labour Justice spokesperson Lianne Dalziel says she is impressed with the scope and quality of recommendations in Dame Margaret Bazley's Legal Aid Review report.

Jones: This Ain't Puppy Love, Maori Party

Jones: This Ain't Puppy Love, Maori Party

The Maori Party leaders boast they will select the governments of the future, but if this is their mission they must stop using the crutch of victimhood to sustain themselves, says Labour MP Shane Jones.

Trade Minister To Attend WTO Ministerial Conference

Trade Minister To Attend WTO Ministerial Conference

Trade Minister Tim Groser will travel to Geneva tomorrow to attend the WTO 7th Ministerial Conference from 30 November - 2 December.

Maori Party Criticism Misguided

Senior Labour MP Parekura Horomia today rejected criticism of Phil Goff's speech.

"Phil's my mate. I've known him for more than 20 years and he isn't a racist," Parekura Horomia said.

Labour MPs Join Rallies To End Pay Freeze

Labour MPs Join Rallies To End Pay Freeze

Twenty five Labour MPs including leader Phil Goff, and Labour supporters, are joining the thousands of workers rallying around New Zealand today to end a wage freeze in the public service.

Sharples Deeply Offended By Labour Leader's Speech

Sharples Deeply Offended By Labour Leader's Speech

The Co-leader of the Maori Party, and Minister of Maori Affairs- Dr Pita Sharples - says he is deeply offended by the comments made in a speech yesterday by Labour leader Phil Goff.

Carter: Instant Biosecurity Fine Raised To $400

Carter: Instant Biosecurity Fine Raised To $400

The instant biosecurity fine is to be doubled to $400 after the Biosecurity Amendment Bill passed its final reading in Parliament last night.

Wong: Local People Boosting Global Connections

Wong: Local People Boosting Global Connections

Ethnic Affairs Minister Pansy Wong looks forward to welcoming the international delegates of the 14th General Assembly of the Regional Islamic Da'wah Council of Southeast Asia and the Pacific (RISEAP).

Cunliffe & Parker: Reserve Bank Changes Reinforce Labour's Call

Cunliffe & Parker: Reserve Bank Changes Reinforce Labour's Call

Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard's confirmation that the Reserve Bank is introducing new complementary monetary policy tools accords with Labour's call for reform, Labour Finance spokesperson David Cunliffe and Associate Finance spokesperson David Parker said today.