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Family First: "Blow-Out" In Non-abuse CYF Notifications Blamed On Anti-Smacking Law

9 July 2008 - Family First NZ says that the evidence is in that CYF's limited resources are being wasted, with a 'blow-out' in CYF notifications but the levels of actual abuse not increasing, or at worst not being caught.

Family Party: Political Leadership Collapse In South Auckland

9 July 2008 - The Family Party is calling on Government to explain why core policing should be offloaded on local councils.

Parker: Minister Releases Report Into The Death Of Debbie Ashton

9 July 2008 - State Services Minister David Parker today released a report by Kristy P McDonald QC, into the death of Nelson woman Debbie Ashton in December 2006.

Borrows: Labour Should Explain Need For Private Street Patrols

The Government should explain why it is that a city council feels so neglected that it's considering hiring private security guards to patrol the streets, says National's Police spokesman Chester Borrows.

UnitedFuture: UF Launches Research, Science And Technology Policy

UnitedFuture: UF Launches Research, Science And Technology Policy

8 July 2008 - UnitedFuture today launched its Research, Science & Technology policy to the Agriculture and Horticulture Science Conference at Palmerston North's Massey University.

ACT Party: ACT Backs Docs' Call For Wide Maternity Inquiry

ACT Party: ACT Backs Docs' Call For Wide Maternity Inquiry

8 July 2008 - ACT Health Spokesman and Wellington-based MP Heather Roy today put her support behind doctors calling for the Government's review of maternity services to be extended into a wider inquiry, and said that Wellington is not the only region in crisis.

Goudie: Charities Commission Promotes Identity Theft

Goudie: Charities Commission Promotes Identity Theft

The discovery of personal signatures on the Charities Commission website is an unacceptable invitation to identity theft and should be stopped immediately, says National's Internal Affairs spokeswoman, Sandra Goudie.

Goodhew: Improving Ambulance Services

Goodhew: Improving Ambulance Services

National Party members of the Health Select Committee are supporting recommendations to make ambulances services safer.

Coleman: Thanks For The Vote Of Confidence, Trev

National Party Broadcasting spokesman Jonathan Coleman is welcoming the Minister's support for aspects of National's broadcasting policy which was released yesterday.

Cullen: National Signals Kiwisaver Cuts - Again

National must come clean on their plans for KiwiSaver after a second National MP has accidentally revealed plans to cut contributions to the scheme, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.