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Penal reform activists attack `three strikes' law

Wellington, May 26 NZPA - Penal reformers say the "three strikes" legislation passed by Parliament is a blot on the judicial landscape and is diverting attention from rehabilitation.

Three strikes law to cut crime 10-20 percent

Three strikes law to cut crime 10-20 percent
Wellington, May 26 NZPA - Crime should drop 10-20 percent under the controversial "three strikes" legislation passed by Parliament yesterday, ACT MP David Garrett says.

Parliament passes 'three strikes' bill

Parliament passes 'three strikes' bill
Wellington, May 25 NZPA - The Government's controversial `three strikes' legislation has been passed by Parliament.

Budget impact on Maori a contentious issue

Budget impact on Maori a contentious issue
Wellington, May 21 NZPA - The impact of the budget on Maori is becoming a contentious issue with Labour saying most will be worse off.

Maori party co-leader defends budget

Maori party co-leader defends budget
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, May 20 NZPA - No Maori person would be worse off because of today's budget, Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples defiantly told media today after a budget increasing GST.

GST rise `attack on the poor' - Harawira

GST rise `attack on the poor' - Harawira
Wellington, May 20 NZPA - Outspoken Maori Party MP Hone Harawira has slammed a rise in GST as an attack on the poor, despite the party being bound by its coalition agreement to support it as part of today's budget.

Claim PM told Tuhoe park deal was possible

Claim PM told Tuhoe park deal was possible
Wellington, May 18 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says he does not remember telling Tuhoe that a deal giving them ownership of Urewera National Park was a possibility.

Public domain "wishy washy" option for foreshore - Harawira

Public domain "wishy washy" option for foreshore - Harawira
Wellington, May 2 NZPA - Maori Party MP Hone Harawira said placing the foreshore and seabed into public domain was a "wishy washy" solution that will not be readily accepted by Cabinet.

MPs restrained on expenses

MPs restrained on expenses
Wellington, April 29 NZPA - Public scrutiny over the expenses of MPs and ministers seems to have reined in excessive spending. The expenses for the three months to March 31 were released today. It was the fourth time since January last year that the expenses have been released.

Declaration most significant day since Treaty - judge

Declaration most significant day since Treaty - judge
Wellington, April 22 NZPA - High Court judge Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie says the signing of the United Nation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People was the most significant day for Maori rights since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

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