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Opposition MPs Fear Changes To Foreign Investment Rules

Wellington, July 23 NZPA - Relaxing rules around overseas investment will result in more profits being siphoned offshore, Opposition MPs said today. The Government announced yesterday that the vast majority of overseas investment applications would no longer need ministerial approval.

Public-Private Fund To Invest Up To $500m In Infrastructure

Wellington, July 23 NZPA - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund is to put up to $100 million into a public-private partnership fund investing in infrastructure such as schools, hospitals and housing.

Unions Upset At Quiet Axing Of Health And Safety Committee

Unions Upset At Quiet Axing Of Health And Safety Committee
Wellington, July 13 NZPA - Unions are angry that a government health and safety committee has been quietly axed.

Chris Ford: Paula Bennett's Appalling Give Away Of Disability Issues

Last week, a little noticed event happened in that Paula Bennett gave away one of her portfolios, Disability Issues, to Maori Party co-leader and minister outside cabinet Tariana Turia.

Department Tried To Stop Staff Attending Rally, Labour Says

Wellington, July 1 NZPA - The Labour Party and the Public Service Association have accused the Department of Labour of trying to stop its staff attending a rally at Parliament to protest pay discrimination against women.

Pay Gap Protested

Wellington, June 30 NZPA- About 200 people braved freezing temperatures outside Parliament today to protest the lack of pay equity.

Review Receives Varied Reaction

Review Receives Varied Reaction
Wellington, June 3 NZPA - A revision of the Holidays Act which could see annual leave traded for cash has been met with mixed reviews. A working group has been appointed to review the Act, Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson said today.

Budget For A Bleak House

Budget For A Bleak House
Wellington, May 29 NZPA - Bill English's bleak budget has attracted plenty of brickbats and some bouquets, with a home insulation programme the major feature to avoid the cold shoulder.

Budget Fails Workers - Unions

Budget Fails Workers - Unions
Wellington, May 28 NZPA - Unions say the Government's budget does nothing for workers facing escalating unemployment.

Labour Organises Youth Jobs Summit

Wellington, May 20 NZPA - The Labour Party has organised a youth jobs summit that will discuss ways to tackle rising unemployment in the 15-24 year age group.

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