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Govt Accused Of Undermining ACC

Govt Accused Of Undermining ACC
Wellington, Dec 11 NZPA - The Government is being accused of undermining the fundamental principles of ACC by introducing a user-pays approach to accident compensation.

Burton Clause Raises Ire

Burton Clause Raises Ire
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Dec 3 NZPA - A "Graeme Burton" clause in ACC legislation to stop criminals getting payouts has been slammed by the Human Rights Commission, the Automobile Association and the New Zealand Council of Christian Services.

Surveillance Bill Goes Too Far, Select Committee Told

Wellington, Oct 22 NZPA - Lawyers and human rights advocates have spoken out against a government bill giving police and other law enforcement agencies greater search and surveillance powers.

Govt Only To Support UN Declaration If NZ Law Remains Paramount

Govt Only To Support UN Declaration If NZ Law Remains Paramount
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - The Government will endorse a United Nations declaration on indigenous people's rights only if it does not trump New Zealand's constitutional framework and law, Justice Minister Simon Power said today.

HRC Calls For Longer Submission Times In Auckland City Changes

Wellington, July 16 NZPA - People need more time to consider super city legislation and the submissions period should be doubled, the Human Rights Commission says. It also supports a call for separate Maori representation on the new super city council.

Government Websites Light On Maori Content - Survey

Government Websites Light On Maori Content - Survey
Wellington, July 10 NZPA - Most government websites have little or no Maori content even though Maori is an official New Zealand language, a survey shows.

Sharples Jumps The Gun On UN Declaration

Sharples Jumps The Gun On UN Declaration
Wellington, July 7 NZPA - Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples seems to have jumped the gun saying New Zealand would support an international declaration on indigenous rights -- with the Government saying today it has not reached a final decision.

Government To Endorse UN Indigenous Rights Declaration

Government To Endorse UN Indigenous Rights Declaration
Wellington, July 7 NZPA - The Government is set to endorse a United Nations declaration on indigenous rights -- reversing the position of the former Labour government.

Commission Not Part Of Pay Equity Campaign

Wellington, July 1 NZPA - The Human Rights Commission is distancing itself from a pay equity campaign launched this week. Chairwoman Dr Judy McGregor said while the commission supported progress on pay equity, it was not part of a coalition of organisations campaigning on the issue.

Private Prison Companies Dispute Criticisms

Private Prison Companies Dispute Criticisms
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 1 NZPA - The State should be responsible for prisoners not private companies, the Human Rights Commission said today.

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