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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.

Collins Suggests Heads Could Roll If Prisoners Escape

Collins Suggests Heads Could Roll If Prisoners Escape
Wellington, Feb 11 NZPA - New Corrections Minister Judith Collins has suggested that heads could roll at the Corrections Department if there are more prison escapes. Ms Collins talked tough in Parliament today when asked what she was doing in her new job.

MPs Pass Motion Asking For No Pay Rise

MPs Pass Motion Asking For No Pay Rise
Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - MPs have unanimously passed a motion asking that they not get a pay rise this year.

Governor-General Asks For Pay Freeze

Governor-General Asks For Pay Freeze
By Sharon Lundy of NZPA Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - Governor-General Anand Satyanand is joining MPs in asking to forgo a salary increase this year, Prime Minister John Key said today.

MPs Asked To Put Their Money Where There Mouths Are

MPs Asked To Put Their Money Where There Mouths Are
Wellington, Feb 5 NZPA - MPs are going to be asked to put their money where their mouths are, when Parliament resumes next week.

Key Welcomes SSC Stance On Wages

Key Welcomes SSC Stance On Wages
Wellington, Jan 23 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the State Services Commission indication that executives would not get large pay rises.

Lab/Nat MPs Agree On MPs' Pay Freeze But Not How To Achieve It

Lab/Nat MPs Agree On MPs' Pay Freeze But Not How To Achieve It
Wellington, Jan 22 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff is calling for a law change to allow the Remuneration Authority to freeze MPs' pay but the Government says that step is unnecessary and has asked the authority to act.

Labour Calls For Law Change To Enable MPs' Pay Freeze

Labour Calls For Law Change To Enable MPs' Pay Freeze
Wellington, Jan 22 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff says if Prime Minister John Key is serious about freezing MPs pay he should change the law.

Rogue NZ Company Directors To Be Banned In Australia

Wellington, Dec 4 NZPA - New Zealand company directors banned from running businesses on this side of the Tasman will in future be automatically disqualified in Australia.

Govt Promises Tougher Bail Laws Before Xmas

Govt Promises Tougher Bail Laws Before Xmas
By Grant Fleming of NZPA Wellington, Nov 21 NZPA - The new National Government is promising tougher bail laws before Christmas.