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Labour leader supports lowering limit

Labour leader supports lowering limit
Wellington, July 27 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff favours lowering the blood alcohol limit for drivers.

Update for Land Transfer Act

Update for Land Transfer Act
Wellington, July 20 NZPA - The Land Transfer Act should be updated with legislation fit for the electronic era, the Law Commission says.

Governor-General changes passes first reading

Wellington, July 20 NZPA - A bill to require future Governors-General to pay tax passed its first reading in Parliament today.

Licensing hours targeted in liquor law reform

Licensing hours targeted in liquor law reform
Wellington, June 5 NZPA - Licensing hours will be a cornerstone of the Government's liquor law reform, Justice Minister Simon Power says.

Liquor law changes will focus on harm to the young - Power

Liquor law changes will focus on harm to the young - Power
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - The Government's approach to liquor law reform will zero in on the harm caused to young people, Justice Minister Simon Power says.

Children's commissioner backs strong stance on liquor law

Children's commissioner backs strong stance on liquor law
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - Child abuse by drunken parents is being raised in support of a call by a group of leading New Zealanders for the Government to take a strong stance on liquor law reform.

Knights and dames throw weight behind alcohol report

By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, June 30 NZPA - A highly decorated group of New Zealanders has issued a plea for the Government to show some courage and grab a historic opportunity to turn New Zealand's harmful drinking culture around.

Privacy Commissioner largely supportive of Privacy Act review

Privacy Commissioner largely supportive of Privacy Act review
Wellington, June 25 NZPA - The Privacy Commissioner has largely backed proposed changes to the Privacy Act in a 105-page submission to the Law Commission and has called for the creation of a chief privacy officer role in government.

Dunne criticises conscience vote system

Dunne criticises conscience vote system
Wellington, June 25 NZPA - Conscience votes in Parliament on liquor legislation often produce "perverse and unworkable" results and should only be used for important matters of principle like the minimum purchase age, says Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne.

Education bill will motivate students, minister says

Education bill will motivate students, minister says
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - The Government has introduced a bill to Parliament that Education Minister Anne Tolley says will motivate students and prepare them better for employment.

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