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Nick Smith Continues To Face Questions Of Committee Appearance

Nick Smith Continues To Face Questions Of Committee Appearance
Wellington, April 8 NZPA - ACC Minister Nick Smith's appearance before a select committee instead of board members continued to haunt him in Parliament today.

Smith Says He Never Said He Was Asked To Stand In

Smith Says He Never Said He Was Asked To Stand In
Wellington, April 2 NZPA - ACC chairman John Judge today cast doubt on whether he asked ACC Minister Nick Smith to act on his behalf at a parliamentary committee. Dr Smith told NZPA tonight he had never said Mr Judge asked him to appear at the committee meeting.

Judge Casts Doubt On Whether He Asked Smith To Act On His Behalf

Judge Casts Doubt On Whether He Asked Smith To Act On His Behalf
Wellington, April 2 NZPA - ACC chairman John Judge today cast doubt on whether he asked ACC Minister Nick Smith to act on his behalf at a parliamentary committee.

Judge Casts Doubt On Whether He Asked Smith To Appear

Judge Casts Doubt On Whether He Asked Smith To Appear
By Sharon Lundy of NZPA Wellington, April 2 NZPA - ACC chairman John Judge today cast doubt on whether he asked ACC Minister Nick Smith to act on his behalf at a parliamentary committee.

Minister Questioned Over Plastic Bag Backdown

Minister Questioned Over Plastic Bag Backdown
Wellington, April 1 NZPA - Environment Minister Nick Smith faced more questions over his vetoed plastic bag initiative in Parliament today. Dr Smith caused a stir when he said he was investigating the introduction of a charge on all supermarket plastic bags.

Labour Says ACC Board Purged As Part Of Move To Privatisation

Labour Says ACC Board Purged As Part Of Move To Privatisation
Wellington, March 31 NZPA - The ACC board has been purged of members who would resist privatisation and the winding back of its accident coverage, Labour MP David Parker said today. ACC Minister Nick Smith today appointed four new members to the board, to join its new chairman.

New ACC Board Members Announced

New ACC Board Members Announced
Wellington, March 31 NZPA - Four new members have been appointed to the ACC board, to go with its new chairman, ACC Minister Nick Smith announced today.

Key Shoots Down Tax On Plastic Bags

Wellington, March 30 NZPA - The Government isn't going to slap a charge on plastic bags that would go into supermarket coffers, Prime Minister John Key said today.

Key 'Bollocks' One Minister, Shoots Down Suggestion From Another

Key 'Bollocks' One Minister, Shoots Down Suggestion From Another
Wellington, May 30 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has carpeted one minister for getting involved in a potential conflict of interest and shot down another for suggesting a tax on plastic bags after being blindsided twice in 24 hours.

Plastic Bag Charge A Deterrent, Rather Than Tax, Says PM

Wellington, March 30 NZPA - A government proposal to charge shoppers 5 cents for plastic bags would be a deterrent rather than tax and a decision is a long way off, says Prime Minister John Key.

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