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Key: Government Honours Herceptin Promise

Key: Government Honours Herceptin Promise

10 December 2008 - Prime Minister John Key announced today that the National-led Government will honour its pre-election promise to ensure a full 12-month course of the breast cancer drug Herceptin is available.

Wilkinson: Labour Briefing To Incoming Minister Released

Wilkinson: Labour Briefing To Incoming Minister Released

10 December 2008 - Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson has today released the Department of Labour briefing to her.

The briefing covers the department's work in the areas of immigration, workplace health and safety, employment relations, labour market information, and ACC policy.

Wilkinson: Minister Receives Food Safety Briefing

Wilkinson: Minister Receives Food Safety Briefing

10 December 2008 - Food Safety Minister Kate Wilkinson today released the Briefing for the Incoming Minister from the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA).

"The briefing identifies a number of issues currently being managed within the food safety portfolio.

Family First: Offer To Run Family Conference For Under $30,000

Family First: Offer To Run Family Conference For Under $30,000

10 December 2008 - Family First NZ is offering to run the $200,000 Families Commission summit for less than $30,000.

Locke: More To Do On 60th Anniversary Of Human Rights Declaration

Locke: More To Do On 60th Anniversary Of Human Rights Declaration

Green Party MP Keith Locke says New Zealand still has several human rights challenges 60 years after it signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Tomorrow, December 10, is the Universal Declaration's 60th anniversary.

Bennett: Personal Stories Motivate Change

"A new book published by the 'It's not OK' Campaign will add to a range of Campaign resources that are helping New Zealanders to prevent family violence," Social Development Minister Paula Bennett said today.

Climate Change Select Committee Established

Climate Change Select Committee Established

New Zealand needs to build a broader consensus about how to make progress on climate change issues, Climate Change Minister Nick Smith said today in releasing the terms of reference for the select committee to review the Emissions Trading Scheme and related matters.

Ryall: DHB Deficit Blowouts Greet New Health Minister

Ryall: DHB Deficit Blowouts Greet New Health Minister

A 40 per cent blow out in District Health Board deficits to over $150 million have been revealed by Health Minister Tony Ryall.

The outgoing Labour government had provided for DHB deficits totalling $111 million.

Give At Least 90 Days Consultation On 90 Day Fire At Will Bill

Give At Least 90 Days Consultation On 90 Day Fire At Will Bill

9 December 2008 - Bank workers' union Finsec is calling on the National government to allow the public at least 90 days of consultation on their bill which proposes to remove many fundamental legal rights during a worker's first 90 days of employment.

English: Tax Changes Boost Economy, Encourage Prosperity

English: Tax Changes Boost Economy, Encourage Prosperity

9 December 2008 - Tax changes introduced to parliament today are crucial to boosting New Zealand's economy as financial uncertainty continues worldwide, and lifting New Zealand's long term growth rates Finance Minister Bill English said today.