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Dunne's income-splitting scheme would cost Govt $450m

By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, Aug 17 NZPA - Peter Dunne could have a hard time getting his income-splitting bill enacted because it would cost the Government $450 million a year in lost revenue.

Govt reserves judgment on income-splitting bill

Govt reserves judgment on income-splitting bill
Wellington, Aug 16 NZPA - The Government is reserving judgment on United Future leader Peter Dunne's income-splitting bill and will wait to see how the public reacts to it before deciding whether it should become law.

Dunne launches income-splitting bill

Dunne launches income-splitting bill
Wellington, Aug 16 NZPA - More than 300,000 families will be able to split their income for tax purposes and reduce their liability under legislation announced today by Revenue Minister Peter Dunne.

Dunne to announce income-splitting legislation

Dunne to announce income-splitting legislation
Wellington, Aug 13 NZPA - A new tax scheme with the potential to save couples with children as much as $9000 a year will be announced on Monday by Revenue Minister Peter Dunne.

Irrigation NZ welcomes Hurunui moratorium

Irrigation NZ welcomes Hurunui moratorium
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - Irrigation NZ (INZ) has welcomed the moratorium placed on new major irrigation consents on Canterbury's Hurunui River yesterday, saying it was commonsense where no proper water plan exists.

Labour's loan shark bill defeated

Labour's loan shark bill defeated
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - The Government has killed a bill that would have regulated loan sharks and capped the interest rates they charge.

GST removal from healthy food gets a 'no'

GST removal from healthy food gets a 'no'
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - A bid to remove GST on healthy foods to lower costs has been slammed by the Government.

Opposition welcomes Hurunui moratorium but want more

Opposition welcomes Hurunui moratorium but want more
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - Opposition MPs have welcomed the moratorium placed on new major irrigation consents on Canterbury's Hurunui River but want further protection.

Minister says sick leave change not major

Minister says sick leave change not major
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 19 NZPA - Employees should not be worried about getting a medical certificate if they are genuinely unwell, Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson says. "It shouldn't worry any employee who is not trying to pull a sickie," she told NZPA.

Minister looking at health insurance rebate for over 65s

Minister looking at health insurance rebate for over 65s
Wellington, July 9 NZPA - Revenue Minister Peter Dunne says he is considering a tax rebate on health insurance premiums for people over 65.

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