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MPs risk dismissing Bill of Rights over prison vote rights

MPs risk dismissing Bill of Rights over prison vote rights
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 21 NZPA - A bill to strip prisoners on short sentences of their rights to vote should be scrapped unless MPs want to show they have no respect for the Bill of Rights, the Chief Human Rights Commissioner says.

Inmate voting ban undemocratic, Law Society says

Wellington, June 30 NZPA - A bill to ban prison inmates from voting in general elections is unnecessary, unhealthy and undemocratic, a select committee was told today.

Te Puni Kokiri vital for Whanau Ora, says Sharples

Te Puni Kokiri vital for Whanau Ora, says Sharples
Wellington, June 16 NZPA - Maori Development Ministry Te Puni Kokiri (TPK) is well capable of administering Whanau Ora without affecting its core duties and will mainly play a hands-off support role, Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples has told a select committee.

Paul Quinn dispels resignation rumours

Paul Quinn dispels resignation rumours
Wellington, May 25 NZPA - National MP Paul Quinn today dismissed rumours he was about resign. Asked today, Mr Quinn said there was "no truth" to the rumours swirling around Parliament. "I'm having so much fun on the backbench, it's wonderful."

MPs warned weight loss stunt could damage their health

MPs warned weight loss stunt could damage their health
Wellington, April 30 NZPA - A group of Otago University researchers has told MPs involved in a weight loss contest that they're sending the wrong message and putting their own health at risk.

Bill to stop prisoners voting passes first reading

Bill to stop prisoners voting passes first reading
Wellington, April 21 NZPA - A bill to ban anyone in prison from voting in a general election passed its first reading in Parliament today.

Bill to stop prisoners voting passes first reading

Wellington, April 21 NZPA - A bill to ban anyone in prison from voting in a general election passed its first reading in Parliament today.

MP's Bill Runs Into Problems With Bill Of Rights Act

MP's Bill Runs Into Problems With Bill Of Rights Act
Wellington, March 17 NZPA - A bill that would prevent any prisoner from voting in a general election has fallen foul of the Bill of Rights Act. The member's bill was drafted by National Party MP Paul Quinn, who doesn't think a person in prison for just a day should be allowed to vote.

Labour, Maori Parties Biggest Losers If Prison Voting Scrapped

Wellington, Feb 11 NZPA - A huge proportion of votes lost prisoners are stopped from voting in elections will be in Labour and Maori Party strongholds, a prison reform group says.

Labour, Maori Parties Biggest Losers If Prison Voting Scrapped

Wellington, Feb 11 NZPA - A huge proportion of votes lost prisoners are stopped from voting in elections will be in Labour and Maori Party strongholds, a prison reform group says.

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