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Workers Face Big ACC Levy Increases

Workers Face Big ACC Levy Increases
Wellington, Dec 1 NZPA - Levies for workers on the average income would go up by almost $500 if ACC recommendations to the Government went through in their current form.

ACC Still Pushing For Large Levy Hikes Despite Protests

ACC Still Pushing For Large Levy Hikes Despite Protests
Wellington, Dec 1 NZPA - ACC is still pushing for a large increase in levies, despite a storm of protest over the size of the hikes proposed.

Hearing Loss Threshold A Travesty Of Justice, Assocation Says

By Paloma Migone of NZPA Wellington, Nov 26 NZPA - The proposed ACC threshold on hearing loss due to injury is a travesty of justice, Hearing Association National spokesman John Harwood said.

ETS Won't Last, Greens Say

ETS Won't Last, Greens Say
Wellington, Nov 26 NZPA - The emissions trading scheme which is now in law won't survive for long in its present form, the Green Party says.

Emissions Trading Scheme Passed Into Law On 63-58 Vote

Emissions Trading Scheme Passed Into Law On 63-58 Vote
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, Nov 25 NZPA - The Government's emissions trading scheme was passed into law today after months of controversy and two days of debate under urgency in Parliament.

Parliament Passes ETS Bill

Parliament Passes ETS Bill
Wellington, Nov 25 NZPA - The bill that sets up the Government's new emissions trading scheme was passed into law today on a 63-58 vote in Parliament.

Six Percent Hearing Loss Threshold Not Fair, MP

Six Percent Hearing Loss Threshold Not Fair, MP
Wellington, Nov 25 NZPA - Questions on the fairness of a proposed ACC threshold for hearing aid entitlement were raised in Parliament today. The industrial relations select committee is considering legislative changes, including introducing a 6 percent hearing loss threshold.

Govt Starts The Long Process To Pass ETS Bill

Govt Starts The Long Process To Pass ETS Bill
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, Nov 24 NZPA - Labour and the Greens have fought the first battle in a war they will lose before the week is out against the Government's emissions trading scheme.

Govt Defends Ramming Climate Change Legislation Through House

Govt Defends Ramming Climate Change Legislation Through House
Wellington, Nov 24 NZPA - The Government is defending ramming its emissions trading scheme (ETS) through Parliament this week, as Labour attacks the process and design of the climate change legislation.

Govt Will Put Parliament Into Urgency To Pass ETS Bill

Govt Will Put Parliament Into Urgency To Pass ETS Bill
Wellington, Nov 24 NZPA - Parliament faces a marathon debate under urgency this week as the Government rams through its emissions trading scheme bill against fierce opposition from Labour.

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