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National And Labour Talking Again

National And Labour Talking Again
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, Sept 16 NZPA - National and Labour are ready to start talking again on an emissions trading scheme (ETS). Prime Minister John Key said he welcomed reports that Labour wanted to re-enter negotiations on an ETS.

Benefit Rise On Table As National And Maori Talk Over ETS

Benefit Rise On Table As National And Maori Talk Over ETS
Wellington, Sept 16 NZPA - It appears the Maori Party is going to push for an increase in welfare benefits as part of its deal to back an emissions trading scheme (ETS).

Government Thwarted Select Committee Process - Labour

Government Thwarted Select Committee Process - Labour
Wellington, Sept 9 NZPA - A parliamentary committee hearing on the emissions trading scheme (ETS) was a waste of time, Labour says. An ETS, created by Labour, was put on hold by the National Government.

Silence On ETS Talks Between National And Labour

Silence On ETS Talks Between National And Labour
Wellington, Sept 9 NZPA - Those taking part in attempts to gain agreement between National and Labour on an emissions trading scheme (ETS) are refusing to comment on progress.

Talks Held Between Labour And National On ETS

Talks Held Between Labour And National On ETS
Wellington, Sept 8 NZPA - Talks to build a grand coalition on an emissions trading scheme (ETS) have been held tonight, but those taking part are refusing to comment on them.

ETS Talks On Cards For Next Week

ETS Talks On Cards For Next Week
Wellington, Sept 4 NZPA - Talks between National and Labour over an emissions trading scheme (ETS) could happen as early as next week. The previous Labour government put an ETS into law, but when National won the election it put it on hold, saying the economic costs were too high.

Costs And Quality Of Legal Aid Must Be Fixed Says Review

Costs And Quality Of Legal Aid Must Be Fixed Says Review
Wellington, Sept 1 NZPA - Capping legal aid spending and reducing administration costs are being floated as ideas by a review.

Key Keen For Bipartisan Approach On ETS

Key Keen For Bipartisan Approach On ETS
Wellington, Sept 1 NZPA - A bipartisan decision on changes to the emission trading scheme has advantages , Prime Minister John Key says.

Parties Still At Odds Over ETS

Parties Still At Odds Over ETS
NZPA political reporters Wellington, Sept 1 NZPA - Political parties face months of difficult negotiations to set up an emissions trading scheme after a review report showed significant differences exist between them.

Climate Change Negotiations A Daunting Task For Govt

Climate Change Negotiations A Daunting Task For Govt
Wellington, Aug 31 NZPA - The Government faces a formidable task in trying to find middle ground on implementing an emissions trading scheme (ETS), Prime Minister John Key admitted today.

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