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Family First: Politicians Should Maintain Standards Of Speech In The House

Family First: Politicians Should Maintain Standards Of Speech In The House

7 August 2008 - Family First NZ has written to the Speaker of the House requesting that she require politicians to maintain appropriate standards of speech in the House. It follows Green MP Sue Bradford's use of the 'f' word during question time yesterday.

English: Labour Wanted Taxpayers To Fund Its Campaign

English: Labour Wanted Taxpayers To Fund Its Campaign

National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says official documents reveal that at the last minute, Labour ditched a plan that would have forced taxpayers to pay for its election campaign.

English: National Welcomes S&P Comments

National Party Finance spokesman Bill English welcomed Standard and Poor's positive outlook for New Zealand's credit rating.

Collins: Labour Makes People Sick

Collins: Labour Makes People Sick

6 August 2008 - No one should be surprised by the latest figures showing that the number of people on the sickness and invalid benefits has reached an all-time high, says National's Welfare spokeswoman, Judith Collins.

Greens: Hungry Young Mums Should Be Treated With Dignity

Greens: Hungry Young Mums Should Be Treated With Dignity

6 August 2008 - It is not acceptable that Work and Income case managers continue to bully and intimidate people seeking their assistance, the Green Party says.

Carter: Minister Welcomes Islamic Awareness Week

6 August 2008 - As part of celebrating Islamic Awareness Week, Wellington students met with Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter in Parliament today for a screening of a DVD celebrating what it means to be a Muslim-Kiwi.

Independent Party: Government Spin On Profitability Of SOEs Out Of Control!

6 AUGUST 2008 - Independent MP Gordon Copeland has expressed his amazement that, when asked a question in Parliament yesterday about the performance of state owned enterprises (SOEs), Minister Trevor Mallard stated that their total revenue for the 2007 financial year was $7.8 billion and that "th

Cullen: No Secret Agenda Mr Key? How About Some Answers

6 August 2008 - If John Key wants to prove he does not have a secret agenda he will have to stop dodging the tough questions about what he would actually do in office, Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen said.

English: Clark Caught By Borrowing Boomerang

6 August 2008 - National Party Finance spokesman Bill English says Helen Clark's hysterical reaction to National's plan to significantly boost infrastructure investment with a prudent programme of debt management has come back to bite her.

Ryall: How Bad Will The Red Ink Get At Hospitals?

6 August 2008 - "Labour must reveal the true state of district health board finances as more and more DHBs plunge into the red," says National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall .

"The Government is bracing itself for more than $110 million worth of DHB budget blowouts this year.