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All Crash Drivers Could Be Tested For Alcohol

All Crash Drivers Could Be Tested For Alcohol
Wellington, March 5 NZPA - All drivers involved in accidents could be forced to be screened for alcohol as part of moves to lower the blood alcohol driving limit being mulled by the Government.

Govt Set For Fight With Rural Constituents

Govt Set For Fight With Rural Constituents
Wellington, March 3 NZPA - It appears the National Government is picking a fight with its rural support base as it presses ahead with plans to lift the driving age from 15 to 16.

Animal Cruelty Bill Will Send A Strong Signal, MP Says

Animal Cruelty Bill Will Send A Strong Signal, MP Says
Wellington, Feb 2 NZPA - The Government has decided to take over a member's bill to raise the penalty for cruelty to animals, and the MP who drafted it says the decision will send a strong signal that cruelty won't be tolerated.

Parliament Passes Bill To Help Victims Of Crime

Parliament Passes Bill To Help Victims Of Crime
Wellington, Dec 10 NZPA - Parliament has passed a law change designed to ease the financial pressure on victims of crime who receive legal aid to attend inquests and parole hearings.

ACC Board Chair Accused Of Political Actions

ACC Board Chair Accused Of Political Actions
Wellington, Dec 10 NZPA - Accident Compensation Corporation board chairman John Judge today rejected an allegation he had acted politically over ACC levy proposals.

Lobby Group Has Been Misled, Latta Says

Lobby Group Has Been Misled, Latta Says
Wellington, Dec 8 NZPA - Lobby group Family First is often not given the full story when it champions parents it feels have been prosecuted for minor child discipline offences, psychologist Nigel Latta says.

No Change To Smacking Ban, Govt Says

Wellington, Dec 8 NZPA - The Government isn't going to change child discipline laws and Prime Minister John Key is reassuring parents they won't be prosecuted for a light smack.

Up To Parents If They Lighly Smack Their Kids: Key

Up To Parents If They Lighly Smack Their Kids: Key
Wellington, Dec 7 NZPA - It is up to parents whether they lightly smack their children or not and the law will be changed if they are prosecuted for it, Prime Minister John Key said today.

No Evidence Of Parents Being Persecuted Due To Smacking

Wellington, Dec 7 NZPA - A review of how the anti-smacking legislation is working has found no evidence that police and welfare staff have responded inappropriately or out of proportion to concerns about child safety.

No Evidence Of Parents Being Persecuted Due To Smacking

Wellington, Dec 7 NZPA - A review of how the anti-smacking legislation is working has found no evidence that police and welfare staff have been responding inappropriately or out proportion to concerns about child safety.

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