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Minister's credit card details to continue to be public

Minister's credit card details to continue to be public
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 14 NZPA - Ministers and their staff's credit card records will continue to be released for public scrutiny, Prime Minister John Key said today.

Tim Groser credit card gets workout

Tim Groser credit card gets workout
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 10 NZPA - Jetsetting Cabinet Minister Tim Groser gave his ministerial credit card a good workout on his many overseas trips in his climate change and trade roles.

Tim Groser credit card gets workout

Tim Groser credit card gets workout
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 10 NZPA - Jetsetting Cabinet Minister Tim Groser gave his ministerial credit card a good workout on his many overseas trips in his climate change and trade roles.

PM pleased court case over for minister

PM pleased court case over for minister
Wellington, June 9 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says he is pleased a drawn out court case involving cabinet minister Nick Smith has been settled, and has no concerns about his legal costs being covered by the taxpayer.

Speaker changes rule around MP's expenses

Speaker changes rule around MP's expenses
Wellington, May 10 NZPA - Speaker Lockwood Smith has changed a rule to allow MPs to take young children on trips at taxpayer expense.

MPs restrained on expenses

MPs restrained on expenses
Wellington, April 29 NZPA - Public scrutiny over the expenses of MPs and ministers seems to have reined in excessive spending. The expenses for the three months to March 31 were released today. It was the fourth time since January last year that the expenses have been released.

MP would back transparency over legal bill funding

MP would back transparency over legal bill funding
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, April 7 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says the use of taxpayer funds to pay National MP Nick Smith's legal bills is fine, but he would be open to such information being made public.

Speaker to fix travel rules for MPs' kids

Speaker to fix travel rules for MPs' kids
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, March 31 NZPA - Speaker Lockwood Smith says he will urgently fix a difference between MPs' spending rules and practice which has seen MPs wrongly take young children on trips at taxpayer expense.

Heatley keen to get back to work

Heatley keen to get back to work
Wellington, March 31 NZPA - Phil Heatley says he is keen to get back to work on his ministerial portfolios when he is reinstated to Cabinet tomorrow.

Heatley back in Cabinet

Heatley back in Cabinet
Wellington, March 30 NZPA - Phil Heatley will be reinstated to Cabinet on Thursday after the Auditor-General's inquiry found that while he spent $1402 of taxpayers' money wrongly he did not intentionally break the rules.

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