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Labour Targets National Super And Scrapped Tax Cuts

Labour Targets National Super And Scrapped Tax Cuts
Wellington, May 29 NZPA - The Labour Party says pensions are under threat because the Government has suspended payments into the National Superannuation Fund.

Budget Forecasts Show That 2011 Could Be A Very Black Budget

Budget Forecasts Show That 2011 Could Be A Very Black Budget
By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, May 28 NZPA - The mid-term spending forecasts in the budget show that unless the economy improves soon the 2011 election year budget could be one of the grimmest ever.

Treasury Reacts To Inquiry Over Billion Dollar ACC Shortfall

Treasury Reacts To Inquiry Over Billion Dollar ACC Shortfall
Wellington, May 28 NZPA - Treasury has amended processes around identifying fiscal risk following a ministerial inquiry into the non-disclosure of a forecast $1.5 billion four-year shortfall in an ACC account.

A Summary Of Some Major Budgets From The Past

A Summary Of Some Major Budgets From The Past
The May 28 budget has been labelled the most important since 1984. IAN LLEWELLYN of NZPA looks at some defining budgets. Wellington, May 24 NZPA - Crucial budgets down through the years. THE BLACK BUDGET

Chauvel Appointed Privileges Committee Chairman

Chauvel Appointed Privileges Committee Chairman
Wellington, May 16 NZPA - Labour MP Charles Chauvel is the new chairman of Parliament's privileges committee. Mr Chauvel replaces former Labour MP and finance minister Michael Cullen, who retired last month.

Goff Announces Shadow Cabinet Changes

(Adds comments from PM and Mr Mallard) by Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, May 5 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff has announced modest changes to his shadow cabinet line up today, saying it is too soon for a major reshuffle.

Goff Announces Shadow Cabinet Changes

Goff Announces Shadow Cabinet Changes
Wellington, May 5 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff has announced modest changes to his shadow cabinet line up today, saying it is too soon for a major reshuffle.

Damien O'Connor Becomes An MP -- Again

Damien O'Connor Becomes An MP -- Again
Wellington, May 1 NZPA - Former cabinet minister Damien O'Connor was today formally declared elected to Parliament. He has replaced Michael Cullen, who retired earlier this week. Dr Cullen was a list MP, which meant there did not have to be a by-election to replace him.

Some Of Michael Cullen's Parting Quips

Some Of Michael Cullen's Parting Quips
Wellington, April 29 NZPA - Some of Michael Cullen's parting quips to Parliament today: * "It has been said there are two sorts of finance ministers: those who fail and those who get out just in time."

Michael Cullen Leaves Parliament For The Last Time

Michael Cullen Leaves Parliament For The Last Time
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, April 29 NZPA - Michael Cullen, an MP since 1981 and finance minister for the last nine years, left Parliament's debating chamber for the last time tonight after a valedictory speech marked by the cleverness and wit for which he was so well-known.

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