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Cabinet Leaks Show High Level Of Frustration, Labour Says

Cabinet Leaks Show High Level Of Frustration, Labour Says
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, March 18 NZPA - Leaks involving confidential National Party Cabinet documents shows there is a growing level of frustration at the secrecy surrounding issues which potentially have a big impact on the public, Labour MPs say.

Jobs Summit Success Impossible To Quantify - Key

Jobs Summit Success Impossible To Quantify - Key
Wellington, March 16 NZPA - It is impossible to tell how many jobs were created or saved by last year's job summit, but it did help stave off the worst effects of the recession, Prime Minister John Key said today.

Labour Defends Super Gold Card

Labour Defends Super Gold Card
Wellington, March 16 NZPA - Labour has defended the lack of means-testing on SuperGold privileges saying it makes it easier to administer.

Scorn Poured Garrett's Sterilisation Suggestion

Scorn Poured Garrett's Sterilisation Suggestion
Wellington, March 4 NZPA - Scorn has been poured on ACT MP David Garrett's suggestion that bad parents should be offered a $5000 incentive to get sterilised.

Ministerial Services Did Warn Heatley About Spending

By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Feb 26 NZPA - Ministerial Services warned former minister Phil Heatley about his work credit card use.

Heatley Repeatedly Warned About Spending - Report

Heatley Repeatedly Warned About Spending - Report
Wellington, Feb 26 NZPA - Shamed former minister Phil Heatley was warned repeatedly about his ministerial credit card spending which led to his resignation from Cabinet.

MPs Are Being More Careful With Their Expenses

MPs Are Being More Careful With Their Expenses
Feds pse q for 0400 Wellington, Feb 26 NZPA - Parliament's decision to publish details of MPs' travel expenses has made them more careful about the way they spend taxpayer money.

MPs Spending Down Ministers International Travel Bill Soars

Wellington, Feb 25 NZPA - MPs trimmed back their taxpayer funded expenses in the last three months of last year due to the start of the long summer break and more discipline.

Key Leaves Door Open For Heatley Return

Key Leaves Door Open For Heatley Return
By Maggie Tait and Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, Feb 25 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key is not ruling out Phil Heatley returning to Cabinet, but is waiting to see if a high level investigation clears him.

Unions And MPs Hit Out At Govt Directive To RNZ

Unions And MPs Hit Out At Govt Directive To RNZ
Wellington, Feb 18 NZPA - A cost-cutting directive from the Government to Radio New Zealand (RNZ) has been taken by unions and opposition MPs as political interference and a blow to the public broadcaster's ability to maintain standards and independence.

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