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Dpb Rule Changes Put On Hold Because Of Recession

Dpb Rule Changes Put On Hold Because Of Recession

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Wellington, March 26 NZPA - The Government's plan to tighten the rules around the domestic purposes benefit has been put on hold because of the recession.

Self Defence Law Needs Clarification For Families

Self Defence Law Needs Clarification For Families

Family First NZ says that the self defence law needs clarification so that families defending themselves know with certainty what they can do legally.

Phil Goff To Attend International Conference On Responses To The Global Crisis

Phil Goff To Attend International Conference On Responses To The Global Crisis

Labour Leader Phil Goff leaves today for a major conference in Chile at which leading politicians and economic experts will share ideas on ways to tackle urgent global issues such as the world economic and financial crisis.

Lees-Galloway: Action Needed On Cigarette Displays

Lees-Galloway: Action Needed On Cigarette Displays

25 March 2009 - Today's revelation that a 10-year-old working in a Hawkes Bay store sold cigarettes to other minors shows the urgent need to get cigarettes out of sight in shops, Labour Associate Health Spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says.

Chauvel: Minister Refuses To Rule Out Further Delays To ETS

Chauvel: Minister Refuses To Rule Out Further Delays To ETS

25 March 2009 - Environment Minister Nick Smith's refusal in Parliament this afternoon to rule out further delays in the implementation of New Zealand's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is a cause for considerable alarm," Labour's Climate Change Issues Spokesperson Charles Chauvel said today.<

Ryall: Nurses To Elect Members To Nursing Council

Ryall: Nurses To Elect Members To Nursing Council

25 March 2009 - Front line nursing staff will get more say in the regulation of their profession, Health Minister Tony Ryall announced today.

"From later this year, nurses on the nursing register can elect members of the Nursing Council," Mr Ryall said.

Carter: Pansy Wong Has Some Explaining To Do

Carter: Pansy Wong Has Some Explaining To Do

25 March 2009 - Ethnic Affairs Minister Pansy Wong should come clean over her use of the Office of Ethnic Affairs to drum up support for National's Law and Order legislation within the Chinese community, Labour's Ethnic Affairs Chris Carter said today.

Cullen: Common Sense Should Prevail On Settlement Deadline

Cullen: Common Sense Should Prevail On Settlement Deadline

25 March 2009 - The Government should admit its 2014 Treaty settlement deadline is unrealistic and push it out to avoid jeopardising the entire process, says Labour's Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations spokesperson Michael Cullen.

Fenton: Fenton Seek Political Commitment To Minimum Wage

Fenton: Fenton Seek Political Commitment To Minimum Wage

25 March 2009 - Labour MP Darien Fenton today tabled a Supplementary Order Paper seeking a commitment by all political parties to the minimum wage.

CYF Apology Shows Urgent Need For Complaints Authority

CYF Apology Shows Urgent Need For Complaints Authority

Family First NZ says that CYF's apology to parents of girls targeted by two Whangarei brothers on a "sex list" highlights the need for an independent CYF Complaints Authority that is known about and easily accessible to parents.