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Norman: Govt's Tax Think-Tank Membership Compromised

Norman: Govt's Tax Think-Tank Membership Compromised

A Government sponsored group set up to look at tax reform is hopelessly compromised due to its membership containing people currently embroiled in court cases involving tax avoidance, Green Party Co-Leader Dr Russel Norman said today.

PSA Concerned About Impact Of Health Job Cuts

PSA Concerned About Impact Of Health Job Cuts

The Public Service Association is alarmed the government is planning to cut up to 500 jobs in the health sector and is concerned about the impact this could have on the delivery of health services.

Turia To Represent NZ At Pacific Disability Ministers Forum

Turia To Represent NZ At Pacific Disability Ministers Forum

Tariana Turia will leave Aotearoa today to attend the first meeting of Pacific Disability Ministers in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. She returns to New Zealand on Sunday October 25.

Dump This ETS Bill, Say Submitters

Dump This ETS Bill, Say Submitters

The Government is facing near-universal opposition to the changes it wants to make to the Emissions Trading Scheme, Labour's Finance and Climate Change spokespeople said today.

Robertson: Ryall Must Be Up Front About Health Job Cuts

Robertson: Ryall Must Be Up Front About Health Job Cuts

Health Minister Tony Ryall needs to be up front about the loss of up to 500 jobs that will be part of the establishment of a new health bureaucracy, Labour's Grant Robertson said today.

NZNO: Health Minister Listens To Submissions

NZNO: Health Minister Listens To Submissions

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) supports announcements made today by the Minister of Health, Hon Tony Ryall, which will see greater collaboration in health across New Zealand's 21 District Health Boards (DHBs).

National Governments Failiure To Support Successful Environmental Initiative Dooms It

The GetReal Campaign team and anti-plastic bag campaigners throughout the country are not surprised by the news that Foodstuffs South Island is withdrawing their plastic bag charging policy.

CTU: Nick Smith Fails To Tick The Boxes In His Haste To Introduce ACC Bill

CTU: Nick Smith Fails To Tick The Boxes In His Haste To Introduce ACC Bill

In its haste to introduce the ACC Bill, the National Government has shown extreme disregard for proper consultation and has failed to adequately cost the reforms, said CTU President Helen Kelly today.

Health Management Changes Welcomed By HFANZ

Health Management Changes Welcomed By HFANZ

Efficiency gains expected as a result of changes to the public health system announced by the Government today have been welcomed by the Health Funds Association (HFANZ).

'Golden Years OE' Gets The Green Light

'Golden Years OE' Gets The Green Light

The Ministers for Social Development and Employment and Senior Citizens have welcomed the passage of legislation granting greater freedom to superannuitants.