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Anderton: National's 'psychic Energy' Science Policy

9 September 2008 - Research and science are so important for New Zealand that the country cannot afford national's intention to scrap New Zealand Fast Forward and reduce research and development tax credits, Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton said today.

National Party Set To Undermine Public Provision Of Tertiary Education

National Party Set To Undermine Public Provision Of Tertiary Education

9 September 2008 - The National party appears intent on undermining the provision of public tertiary education, with a statement yesterday that private training providers should receive the same level of funding as public-sector institutions, according to the Association of University Staff (AUS)

Key: Educational Standards Target Of Latest Billboard

9 September 2008 - The complacency with which Labour treats educational achievement has been targeted in National's latest billboard, says National Party Leader John Key.

Ten billboards are going up in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

Brown: Rapist Refugee: Out!

Brown: Rapist Refugee: Out!

An Iraqi refugee convicted of raping a Lower Hutt schoolgirl must not under any circumstances be allowed to remain in New Zealand, says New Zealand First associate immigration spokesman Peter Brown.

Mallard: Another Week Another Leak. The Shambles Continues

The shambles in National under its leader John Key continues this week with the release of a fourth leaked National Party policy.

"Another week, another leak," Trevor Mallard said.

Mccoskrie: Family First Welcomes Comments By Key On Smacking Referendum

Family First NZ is welcoming comments made by National leader John Key at the Forum on the Family in Auckland yesterday that National will listen to the results of a Referendum on the anti-smacking law.

Blue: Action On Eltroxin Now Urgent

Blue: Action On Eltroxin Now Urgent

8 September 2008 - Immediate action is needed to resolve an unfolding crisis of ill health from a new formulation of Eltroxin, a medicine used to treat an underactive thyroid, says National Party Associate Health spokeswoman Jackie Blue.

Fitzsimons: Photos Needed Of GE Research Downsides

Fitzsimons: Photos Needed Of GE Research Downsides

The Green Party is calling on AgResearch to publicly release photographs of deformed calves so the public can see downsides of genetic engineering as well as hearing and reading the Crown Research Institute's spin.

Wage Gap With Australia

"It is ironic to see John Key ask Labour to please explain the wage gap with Australia when in fact it blew out in the 1990s under a National-led Government," CTU Economist Peter Conway said today.

Key: Labour Gives Up On Attracting Kiwis Home

Key: Labour Gives Up On Attracting Kiwis Home

Labour has waved the white flag of surrender by axing the expat marketing programme that was aimed at luring Kiwis home from Australia, says National Party Leader John Key.