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Christine Rankin Wrong Person For Families Commission - Goff

Christine Rankin Wrong Person For Families Commission - Goff
Wellington, May 12 NZPA - Christine Rankin is the wrong person to be appointed to the Families Commission, as she is divisive, has a troubled record and is unrepresentative, Labour leader Phil Goff said today.

Phil Goff Denies U-Turn On Smacking Bill

Phil Goff Denies U-Turn On Smacking Bill
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, April 12 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff says the anti-smacking law does not need to be amended or revoked.

Greens Seething Over How Legal Loophole Was Closed

Greens Seething Over How Legal Loophole Was Closed
Wellington, April 3 NZPA - The Greens are seething over how the Government handled the closing of legal loophole concerning sex offenders, saying it used dishonest politics to get a law change through at super fast speed.

Labour Backs Law Change To Stop Unwanted Salary Increases

Labour Backs Law Change To Stop Unwanted Salary Increases
Wellington, March 27 NZPA - The Labour Party says it will support a law change that is being planned by the Government to stop the Remuneration Authority giving pay rises to people who don't want them.

Workers Won't Be Pressured Into Taking Cash For Leave, Key Says

Workers Won't Be Pressured Into Taking Cash For Leave, Key Says
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, March 23 NZPA - Employers won't be able to pressure workers into cashing in their fourth week's leave, Prime Minister John Key says.

Greens Question Smacking Survey

Greens Question Smacking Survey
Wellington, March 19 NZPA - The Green Party is questioning the reliability of a poll which showed most people want a change to the law that bans smacking. The survey, released yesterday, was followed today by an ACT Party MP announcing he had drafted a member's bill to amend the law.

PM Confirms ACC Board Sackings

PM Confirms ACC Board Sackings
Wellington, March 8 NZPA - ACC board members who no longer have their minister's confidence have been told they will be sacked, Prime Minister John Key said this morning.

Axe About To Swing On ACC Board

Axe About To Swing On ACC Board
Wellington, March 8 NZPA - The Government is preparing to lower the axe on the ACC board, possibly as early as tomorrow.

ACC Claimants Will Not Lose Current Compensation Says Smith

ACC Claimants Will Not Lose Current Compensation Says Smith
Wellington, March 5 NZPA - Those currently receiving compensation and treatment from ACC will not have their entitlements retrospectively taken from them, ACC Minister Nick Smith said today.

Key Disagrees With Three Strikes Cost Estimate

Key Disagrees With Three Strikes Cost Estimate
Wellington, Feb 23 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says estimates that the ACT Party's "three strikes and you're out" sentencing policy will cost more than $30 billion over 25 years do not stack up.