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Courts can use video links under new law

Courts can use video links under new law
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - Courts will be able to use video links to speed up cases under legislation passed by Parliament today.

Govt `running roughshod' over public opinion, Greens say

Govt `running roughshod' over public opinion, Greens say
Wellington, June 29 NZPA - Ministers are being accused of bad governance and ignoring public opinion, but there is no way an exploration licence granted to oil giant Petrobras is going to be reviewed.

Govt working on strong rules for oil drilling - Key

Govt working on strong rules for oil drilling - Key
Wellington, June 28 NZPA - Strong environmental standards will be in place before any oil drilling takes place in the Raukumara Basin, Prime Minister John Key says.

Parliament debates nuclear non-proliferation

Parliament debates nuclear non-proliferation
Wellington, May 5 NZPA - The Government was tonight called on to take the lead in nuclear non-proliferation negotiations when Parliament held a debate that coincided with the review conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that is taking place in New York.

MP calls for register of judges' financial interests

MP calls for register of judges' financial interests
Wellington, May 5 NZPA - A Green Party MP says New Zealand needs a register of judges' financial interests to help avoid potential conflicts of interest.

Judges register of pecuniary interests needed - Greens

Judges register of pecuniary interests needed - Greens
Wellington, May 5 NZPA - The Green Party is calling for a pecuniary interest register for judges following the announcement that the Judicial Conduct Commission was assessing complaints of judicial misconduct against Supreme Court judge Justice Bill Wilson.

Planned changes to $26m aid funding creates concern

Planned changes to $26m aid funding creates concern
Wellington, April 20 NZPA - Aid programmes may miss out on funding because they do not meet Foreign Minister Murray McCully's agenda, Labour MP Phil Twyford says. The Green Party has also condemned what it sees as political interference in aid work.

NZ Politicians Off To Copenhagen Climate Conference

NZ Politicians Off To Copenhagen Climate Conference
Wellington, Dec 8 NZPA - Politicians from Labour and the Greens will be joining Prime Minister John Key and his ministers in attending the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen.

Bill Proposes Cap On Loan Shark Interest Rates

Bill Proposes Cap On Loan Shark Interest Rates
Wellington Aug 21 NZPA - Parliament is to consider setting a maximum interest rate that loan sharks can charge. Labour MP Charles Chauvel's Credit Reforms (Responsible Lending) Bill proposes capping the interest rate lenders can charge under a consumer credit contract at 48 percent.

Greens Call For Burma Ban, Govt Says It's Doing Right Thing

Greens Call For Burma Ban, Govt Says It's Doing Right Thing
Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - The Government should back up its tough words against the Burmese regime and stop any of its officials receiving training in New Zealand, Green MP Kennedy Graham said today.

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