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Cosgrove: Gang Crime Continues To Claim Lives Despite National's Rhetoric

Cosgrove: Gang Crime Continues To Claim Lives Despite National's Rhetoric

29 January 2009 - Labour law and order spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove says New Zealanders must be wondering when National's rhetoric on getting tough with gangs is actually going to hit the road.

Robertson: Protection Of Civilians Must Be Priority In Sri Lankan Conflict

Robertson: Protection Of Civilians Must Be Priority In Sri Lankan Conflict

29 January 2009 - Labour Associate Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Grant Robertson today endorsed the call of the UN Secretary-General for absolute priority to be given to the protection of civilians caught up in the conflict in Northern Sri Lanka.

Hodgson: Ryall Pursues Partisan Agenda

Hodgson: Ryall Pursues Partisan Agenda

29 January 2009 - If Health Minister Tony Ryall sacks the chair of the Otago District Health Board Richard Thomson he would effectively be making the public health system a political tool for himself, says Dunedin North MP Pete Hodgson.

Goff: Bollard's Action Shows Up National's Inaction

Goff: Bollard's Action Shows Up National's Inaction

29 January 2009 - Labour Leader Phil Goff has welcomed the decisive action taken by Reserve Bank Governor Dr Allan Bollard today to address the effects of the global recession by lowering the Official Cash Rate to 3.5%.

Greens: Banks Should "Share The Love"

Greens: Banks Should "Share The Love"

29 January 2009 - The Green Party is applauding Kiwibank's decision to pass interest rate cuts from today's easing of the Official Cash Rate on to small business owners, farmers and home owners.

Family First: Minister Not Commission Should Represent Family & Children

Family First: Minister Not Commission Should Represent Family & Children

28 January 2009 - Family First NZ is questioning why the National-led government is advertising for a new Children's Commissioner with the upcoming retirement of Dr Cindy Kiro.

Greens: Fonterra Needs To Release Minutes, Say Greens

Greens: Fonterra Needs To Release Minutes, Say Greens

28 January 2009 - Green Party MP Sue Kedgley today called on Fonterra to help set the record straight on the Chinese milk contamination scandal.

Hughes: Joyce Lifts One Of National's "Seven Veils"

Hughes: Joyce Lifts One Of National's "Seven Veils"

28 January 2009 - Labour transport spokesperson Darren Hughes says Transport Minister Steven Joyce has wittingly or unwittingly lifted one of National's secret "seven veils" in terms of how it will fund new roading infrastructure projects.

Cunliffe: Economic Plan More Important Now Than Ever

Cunliffe: Economic Plan More Important Now Than Ever

28 January 2009 - Labour Party finance spokesperson David Cunliffe says his thoughts are with dairy farmers and communities hit by today's announcement of reduced payouts by Fonterra.

Jones: Shane Jones Says English Should Look At Call For Wider Central-local Government Partnership

Jones: Shane Jones Says English Should Look At Call For Wider Central-local Government Partnership

28 January 2009 - Labour local government spokesperson Shane Jones says the Government should investigate the call by former Papakura Mayor John Robertson to set up a Crown fund to stimulate local government infrastructure projects during the economic downturn.