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PM says labour law changes "moderate"

PM says labour law changes "moderate"
Wellington, July 19 NZPA - Sweeping changes to labour laws were "moderate", Prime Minister John Key says as unions, the Labour and Green parties and others say workers will lose rights.

Union fury over employment law changes

Union fury over employment law changes
NZPA political reporters Wellington, July 19 NZPA - The Government's employment law changes have provoked furious criticism from unions and the Labour Party.

$321m for research, science and technology

$321m for research, science and technology
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, May 11 NZPA - Science and business are getting a big boost this budget to focus on work to make New Zealand richer -- and they are also getting a lot of freedom on how they spend the money.

Business welcomes mining plan, coal identified low quality

Business welcomes mining plan, coal identified low quality
Wellington, March 22 NZPA - State-owned Solid Energy said coal in the Inangahua sector of Paparoa National Park identified by the Government today for potential mining would almost certainly be destined for use in the domestic market.

Report Calls For CRIs Shake-Up

Report Calls For CRIs Shake-Up
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, March 4 NZPA - Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) are pleased with a report calling for them to get more direct funding and work under clearer accountability.

Auckland Infrastructure Pressure Too Great To Fund

Auckland Infrastructure Pressure Too Great To Fund
Wellington, March 3 NZPA - A group campaigning for a new Auckland harbour bridge has welcomed the Government acknowledging the need for a second crossing, but says more ambition is needed.

Auckland Infrastructure Pressure Too Great To Fund

Wellington, March 3 NZPA - A group campaigning for a new Auckland harbour bridge has welcomed the Government acknowledging the need for a second crossing, but says more ambition is needed.

Personal Grievance Revamp Considered

Personal Grievance Revamp Considered
Wellington, Feb 22 NZPA - The Government is considering changes the rules around personal grievance cases to the Employment Relations Authority (ERA).

Cut Company Tax Rate, Business Sector Says

Cut Company Tax Rate, Business Sector Says
Wellington, Feb 19 NZPA - The business sector is urging the Government to cut the company tax rate after Finance Minister Bill English indicated it was under consideration.

Govt Faces A Fight Over GST

Govt Faces A Fight Over GST
Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - Opposition parties are going to fight the Government over its plan to raise GST and don't accept assurances that the new tax regime will be fair on low income families.

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