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Energy companies under scrutiny with ETS

By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, May 26 NZPA - More questions were raised today over whether the pending implementation of the emissions trading scheme (ETS) is being used to the financial benefit of energy companies.

Unions Give Cautious Backing To Productivity Commission

Unions Give Cautious Backing To Productivity Commission
Wellington March 19 NZPA - The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) has cautiously backed the proposed Productivity Commission saying if it is designed properly it could help lift wages and living standards

Productivity Commission To Be Set Up

Productivity Commission To Be Set Up
Wellington March 18 NZPA - ACT and National have agreed to set up a new Productivity Commission with statutory independence and a budget of around $5 million, Finance Minister Bill English and Regulatory Reform Minister Rodney Hide said today.

Govt Warned Time Running Out For Cruise Ship Wharf For 2011 RWC

Govt Warned Time Running Out For Cruise Ship Wharf For 2011 RWC
Wellington, Nov 26 NZPA - Time is running out to get Auckland's Queens Wharf ready for cruise ships for the 2011 Rugby World Cup (RWC), officials told the Government today.

Government Starts Changes To Procurement

Wellington, Oct 28 NZPA - Changes to better coordinate procurement across Government departments are expected to save $20 million in the 2010-11 year.

Proposal To Give Copyright Tribunal Powers To Police The Net

(Adds reaction) Wellington, July 14 NZPA - The Copyright Tribunal would be given the power to punish internet users who repeatedly breach copyright under proposals put forward today.

Proposal To Give Copyright Tribunal Powers To Police The Net

Proposal To Give Copyright Tribunal Powers To Police The Net
Wellington, July 14 NZPA - The Copyright Tribunal would be given the power to punish internet users who repeatedly breach copyright under proposals put forward today.

Role Of Trustees In Finance Company Failure To Be Reviewed

Role Of Trustees In Finance Company Failure To Be Reviewed
Wellington, March 25 NZPA - The role corporate trustees played in finance company failures is to be addressed as part of a "significant review" of the Securities Act, Commerce Minister Simon Power said today.

Turia Suggests Scrapping Dole

Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia wants the dole to be scrapped and replaced with government-subsidised jobs.

Maori Party Wants An Iwibank

The Maori Party wants to set up a community development bank to provide loans to Maori and their small businesses. The development bank would be funded from money already being channelled to Maori through the Economic Development Ministry.

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