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Finlayson: Deputy Judge Advocate General Appointed

Finlayson: Deputy Judge Advocate General Appointed

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today the appointment of Brian Keith Cunningham as Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Armed Forces.

Power: Trans-Tasman Legal Systems Discussed In Canberra

Power: Trans-Tasman Legal Systems Discussed In Canberra

Justice Minister Simon Power will attend the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General in Canberra this week.

National's Welfare U-Turn An Obstacle To Social Mobility

National's Welfare U-Turn An Obstacle To Social Mobility

Pulling yourself out of poverty by your own efforts just got harder for New Zealanders on benefits.

Chauvel: Latest NZ Carbon Position No Cause For Complacency

Chauvel: Latest NZ Carbon Position No Cause For Complacency

15 April 2009 - There are four reasons why the Government's announcement of a better-than-expected carbon emissions position should be treated with caution Labour's Climate Change Issues Spokesperson Charles Chauvel said today.

Greens: DOC And Greens Protest Poor Mokihinui Process

Greens: DOC And Greens Protest Poor Mokihinui Process

15 April 2009 - The Green Party today lodged a formal complaint to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment about the hearings process for the proposed Mokihinui hydro dam.

Smith: Government Cautious Over NZ's Kyoto Surplus

Smith: Government Cautious Over NZ's Kyoto Surplus

15 April 2009 - New Zealand is now expected to exceed its Kyoto target by 9.6 million tonnes - a surplus worth an estimated $241 million, Climate Change Minister Nick Smith announced today.

Greens: UN Peacekeeping Funding Frank's Follies

Greens: UN Peacekeeping Funding Frank's Follies

15 April 2009 - The Green Party wants New Zealand to lean on the United Nations to stop using peacekeepers from Fiji.

Dalziel: Public Input Needed To Make New Liquor Laws Effective

Dalziel: Public Input Needed To Make New Liquor Laws Effective

15 April 2009 - Communities are being urged to make submissions on liquor law changes or face a weakening of the proposals due to lobbying by powerful interests that do not support community involvement in licensing decisions.

Heatley: Entire Drug Ring Liable For Damage To State Home

Heatley: Entire Drug Ring Liable For Damage To State Home

15 April 2009 - Housing Minister Phil Heatley is delighted by news Housing New Zealand Corporation has won a test case seeking more than $180,000 in damages from a drug ring which manufactured methamphetamine in a Napier state house.

Burns: Sky's Rugby World Cup Win Is A Loss For Many Kiwis

Burns: Sky's Rugby World Cup Win Is A Loss For Many Kiwis

15 April 2009 - Sky Television's success in gaining rights to screen the Rugby World Cup is another example of the National/Act Government's 'hands-off' policies failing New Zealanders, says Labour's Broadcasting spokesman Brendon Burns.