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Collins: Heartless Dyson Strikes Again

11 September 2008 - National's Welfare spokeswoman Judith Collins says Ruth Dyson should be ashamed of herself for attempting to downplay the distress and heartbreak suffered by a Nelson woman whose husband died of cancer.

Greens: ETS A First Step, Time For Some Big Strides Now

Greens: ETS A First Step, Time For Some Big Strides Now

11 September 2008 - The passing of the Emissions Trading Scheme is the first small step towards getting New Zealand's carbon emissions under control - there is still much work to be done, the Green Party says.

Wilkinson: Embarrassed EPMU Seeks To Mislead

11 September 2008 - National Party Industrial relations spokeswoman Kate Wilkinson says the Labour-affiliated EPMU must be embarrassed by news that it supports probationary periods for new employees but attacks them for small business.

National Shows Ignorance On Employment Law

11 September 2008 - Statements made today by National Party employment spokesperson Kate Wilkinson show the National Party's failure to understand basic employment law.

English: Scandal-Mired Labour Missing Economic Action

English: Scandal-Mired Labour Missing Economic Action

11 September 2008 - National Party Finance spokesman Bill English says the good news is the bad news when it comes to the interest rate cuts announced by the Reserve Bank Governor this morning.

Call For Minister Of Families

Call For Minister Of Families

Family First NZ is calling for a Minister of Families to be appointed to the Cabinet of the next government.

Wilkinson: EPMU On Employment Law: Do As We Say, Not As We Do

Wilkinson: EPMU On Employment Law: Do As We Say, Not As We Do

National Party Industrial Relations spokeswoman Kate Wilkinson is welcoming the EPMU's decision to embrace probationary periods for new employees.

Key: Delivering Better Healthcare: Patients Come First

Key: Delivering Better Healthcare: Patients Come First

National Party Leader John Key says a National-led Government will continue to grow health funding and will focus its efforts on improving frontline healthcare delivery.

Smith: Flawed ETS Bill Will Be Amended By National

Smith: Flawed ETS Bill Will Be Amended By National

The rushed passage of the Emissions Trading Bill will be a hospital pass for the incoming government, says National's Climate Change spokesman, Nick Smith.

"This bill is riddled with errors that will cost New Zealand households and businesses dearly.

Key: National Saddened By Officer's Death

National Party Leader John Key says National is saddened by the death of the police officer shot in the line of duty in South Auckland early today.

"This is a very sad day for the family of the dead officer, and I would like to express National's condolences to them.