Articles for category: Politics

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Put away Nana’s remedy, real cold and flu medicine is coming back – Todd Stephenson

“ACT gave single-tissue voters something to support in election 2023. We’re returning the favour by ensuring the end of the ineffective ban on effective cold and flu medicines,” says ACT’s Health spokesperson Todd Stephenson. “ACT gave single-tissue voters something to support in election 2023. We’re returning the favour by ensuring the end of the ineffective ...

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Member’s bill lodged to protect company directors from stalking, harassment – Laura Trask

ACT MP Laura Trask is introducing a bill to the private members’ ballot allowing company directors to leave their residential address off the Companies Office’s register. “There is no practical justification for the current requirement that company directors have a residential address publicly listed,” says Trask. “The rule creates obvious risks of harassment, and in ...

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ACC’s ‘Have a Hmm’ Campaign: Patronizing, inefficient and a lavish expenditure – NZTU

A Taxpayers’ Union Official Information request can reveal that ACC’s ‘Have a Hmm’ campaign has cost taxpayers an astounding $2.4 million from January to July 2023. The campaign’s primary objective is to encourage individuals to exercise caution before engaging in potentially risky activities in order to prevent injuries. Oliver Bryan, Investigations Coordinator at the Taxpayers’ ...

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Good for business is good for everyone – Laura Trask

“ACT finished 2023 delivering good news for small businesses. That’s just the beginning of a new business-friendly environment ACT will create,” says ACT’s Small Business spokesperson Laura Trask. “ACT Deputy Leader Brooke van Velden, in her capacity as Workplace Relations Minister, has already widened the availability of 90-day trials to all businesses and repealed ‘Fair ...

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PSNA askes for assurance NZ will not join the US-instigated ‘Operation Prosperity Guardian’ in the Red Sea

PSNA has written to Foreign Minister Winston Peters this morning seeking an assurance New Zealand is not taking part in the US-instigated “Operation Prosperity Guardian” in the Rea Sea. The PSNA approach comes after US claims that 20 countries have now joined this “coalition of the willing” but many countries have “declined to be publicly ...

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Mind-blowing $800,000 on ‘Team Meetings’ by NZTE – NZTU

The Taxpayers’ Union is astounded at the staggering cost of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise spending $809,450 seven ‘Regional Team Meetings’ over two years, but the cost breakdown is even worse. A Taxpayers’ Union OIA can reveal: Meals for these 2-3 day meetings totalled $185,696 and averaged $217 per person, per day, but for some ...