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Hide Raw Over Dot Insult

Hide Raw Over Dot Insult
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Aug 27 NZPA - ACT leader and Local Government Minister Rodney Hide doesn't mind being called a buffoon, a jerk-off and worse, but being called a "dot dot dot" today proved beyond the pale.

Key Backs Audit Of Top-Paid Beneficiaries

Key Backs Audit Of Top-Paid Beneficiaries
Wellington, Aug 17 NZPA - Social Development Minister Paula Bennett is right to audit the highest-paid beneficiaries, Prime Minister John Key says. Ms Bennett announced today the 50 people who received the most money in social welfare payments would be audited.

Top Benefit Earners To Be Audited

Top Benefit Earners To Be Audited
Wellington, Aug 17 NZPA - The 50 people who receive the most money in social welfare payments will be audited, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says. More than 300 beneficiaries receive more than $1000 a week and many in the top 50 have more than eight children.

Unemployment Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better - English

Unemployment Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better - English
Wellington, Aug 6 NZPA - Unemployment is going to get worse before it gets better, Finance Minister Bill English said today after latest statistics showed it had risen to 6 percent. The Household Labour Force Survey put the number of unemployed at a 10-year high of 138,000.

Unemployment Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better - English

Unemployment Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better - English
Wellington, Aug 6 NZPA - Unemployment is going to get worse before it gets better, Finance Minister Bill English said today after latest statistics showed it had risen to 6 percent. The Household Labour Force Survey put the number of unemployed at a 10-year high of 138,000.

Labour Raises Concerns About Job Ops Scheme

Labour Raises Concerns About Job Ops Scheme
Wellington, Aug 4 NZPA - A new scheme to get youth into jobs should include a guarantee no existing workers are made redundant, Labour says.

Solo Mothers' Complaint Turns Into Political Circus

Solo Mothers' Complaint Turns Into Political Circus
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, July 29 NZPA - Complaints by two solo mothers that changes to the Training Incentive Allowance (TIA) would make it difficult for them to continue university study have spiralled into a political circus.

No Apology From Minister As Labour Lays Privacy Complaint

NZPA political reporters Wellington, July 29 NZPA - Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says she's ready to talk to two solo mothers at the centre of a privacy row but she isn't going to apologise for releasing details of their welfare payments.

Labour To Complain About Bennett To Privacy Commissioner

Wellington, July 28 NZPA - The Labour Party intends to lay a complaint with the privacy commissioner against Social Development Minister Paula Bennett for releasing income details of two beneficiaries.

Privacy Commissioner Says Ministers Need To Consider Act

Privacy Commissioner Says Ministers Need To Consider Act
Wellington, July 28 NZPA - Ministers and departments need to consider the Privacy Act when they release personal information, Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff says.

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