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National Accuses Labour Of Treating Welfare As Insurance Policy

National Accuses Labour Of Treating Welfare As Insurance Policy
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - Labour is defending its proposal to give unemployment benefits to people regardless of their partner's income and even if they own multiple properties.

Labour Highlights Dole Concerns, But National Says Facts Wrong

Labour Highlights Dole Concerns, But National Says Facts Wrong
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - Labour MPs tried to raise individual cases of hardship to highlight lengthening dole queues today, but the Government said they had got their facts wrong.

Parties Trade Blows Over Lengthening Dole Queues

Parties Trade Blows Over Lengthening Dole Queues
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - Labour and National traded blows over lengthening dole queues today, with the Opposition accused of a policy backtrack and the Government attacked for not doing enough to help.

Key Has Missed The Point, Labour Says

Key Has Missed The Point, Labour Says
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - Labour says the Government has deliberately misunderstood its plan to pay redundant workers the dole even if their partners are on high incomes.

Latest Figures Show How Quickly Dole Queue Is Growing - King

Latest Figures Show How Quickly Dole Queue Is Growing - King
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - Labour says reports that more than 1300 people signed up for the dole last week show how quickly unemployment is growing.

Labour Says Benefit Figures Show `Real' Level Of Unemployment

Labour Says Benefit Figures Show `Real' Level Of Unemployment
Wellington, July 16 NZPA - An additional 52,000 people signed on for benefits in the last 12 months and more than 310,000 now rely on the Government for their income, the Labour Party says.

Prime Minister Says Bread Fortification Likely To Go Ahead

Prime Minister Says Bread Fortification Likely To Go Ahead
Wellington, July 13 NZPA - The inclusion of folic acid in bread is likely to go ahead in September but may be stopped soon after, Prime Minister John Key says.

Minister Will Seek Review Of Folic Additive After Implementation

Minister Will Seek Review Of Folic Additive After Implementation
Wellington, July 12 NZPA - Food Safety Minister Kate Wilkinson says she will seek a review of the use of folic acid in bread -- but not until a month after bakers have started adding it.

Government Needs To Do More To Help Out In Recession - Labour

Wellington, July 10 NZPA - The recession is making it harder for low income earners and the Government should be doing more to help people, Labour says.

Speaker Smith To Marry In Parliament On Saturday

Speaker Smith To Marry In Parliament On Saturday
Wellington, July 2 NZPA - Bells are often heard around Parliament to summon MPs to the House but on Saturday they will be ringing to celebrate the marriage of Speaker Lockwood Smith to Alexandra Lang.

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