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Smith & Heatley: Aquaculture Reforms To Be Overhauled

12 December 2008 - Environment Minister Nick Smith and Fisheries Minister Phil Heatley have announced that rules governing aquaculture will be overhauled alongside the Government's wider review of the Resource Management Act (RMA).

Mallard: Labour Will Repeal Fire-At-Will Legislation

Mallard: Labour Will Repeal Fire-At-Will Legislation

12 December 2008 - The next Labour Government will repeal National's short-sighted and ill-considered fire-at-will legislation, Labour spokesperson Trevor Mallard confirmed today.

He criticised both the substance of the Bill and the process used to pass it.

Cosgrove: Bail Law Changes All About Slogans And Posturing, Not Substance And Protection

Cosgrove: Bail Law Changes All About Slogans And Posturing, Not Substance And Protection

12 December 2008 - Labour law and order spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove says the National Government is rushing through bail law changes that amount to "nothing more than smoke and mirrors."

Groser: NZ Statement To UN Climate Change Conference High-Level Segment

Groser: NZ Statement To UN Climate Change Conference High-Level Segment

12 December 2008 - Mr President, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.

Power: Government Law To Make Bail Harder To Get

Power: Government Law To Make Bail Harder To Get

12 December 2008 - The Government today introduced to Parliament a bill designed to make it harder to get bail. The Bail Amendment Bill is the first step in the Government's Action Plan on Violent Crime, which is to be introduced in the first 100 days of government.

Heatley: Briefing Shows Qms Solid Foundation For NZ Fisheries

Heatley: Briefing Shows Qms Solid Foundation For NZ Fisheries

12 December 2008 - The Minister of Fisheries, Phil Heatley, today released the Briefing for Incoming Ministers (BIM) from the Ministry of Fisheries.

Greens: Greens Mark New Education Law 'Not Achieved'

Greens: Greens Mark New Education Law 'Not Achieved'

12 December 2008 - The Government's 'get tough' and 'more measurement' approach to education is ill-conceived and will have destructive effects, the Green Party says.

Further Disgrace for Aetorea at Poznan

In a big step forward, the conference at Poznan have agreed terms in which to rewa

Greens: Fire At Will Bill Raises No-Dole Fear

Greens: Fire At Will Bill Raises No-Dole Fear

12 December 2008 - The Government's legislation giving employers 'fire at will' rights over employees in their first 90 days of work raises the fear that workers will face a double penalty of a 13 week stand-down for the unemployment benefit, the Green Party says.

McCully: Death Of Former Indonesian Foreign Minister Alatas

McCully: Death Of Former Indonesian Foreign Minister Alatas

12 December 2008 - Foreign Minister Murray McCully today expressed his condolences at the death of former Indonesian Foreign Minister Ali Alatas.