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Too early to lock in compulsory super - Key

Too early to lock in compulsory super - Key
Wellington, Aug 16 NZPA - It was too early to say whether the Government would support compulsory retirement savings, Prime Minister John Key says. Finance Minister Bill English has asked the tax working group to organise a savings working group.

Compulsory retirement savings to be considered

Compulsory retirement savings to be considered
Wellington, Aug 15 NZPA - Compulsory retirement savings are reported to be on the table as part of a wider review of superannuation.

Labour says there's a mood swing against the Government

Labour says there's a mood swing against the Government
Wellington, Aug 11 NZPA - The Labour Party says it is detecting a mood swing against the Government as people find it harder to make ends meet.

Labour knows what worries people the most, Goff says

Labour knows what worries people the most, Goff says
Wellington, Aug 10 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff says his caucus has identified the issues that most worry people -- the unemployment rate, prices and wages, and cuts to essential social services.

Wage gap with Australia wider -- report

Wage gap with Australia wider -- report
Wellington, July 28 NZPA - Australian workers are being paid even more than their Kiwi cousins since National became the Government.

Labour leader supports lowering limit

Labour leader supports lowering limit
Wellington, July 27 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff favours lowering the blood alcohol limit for drivers.

Review of overseas investment will look at land issue

Review of overseas investment will look at land issue
Wellington, July 27 NZPA - A review of the overseas investment regime is likely to look at how to stop the sell-off large tracts of land to foreign buyers, Prime Minister John Key indicated today. The review was started by Finance Minister Bill English in March last year and aimed at:

Leak needs to be kept in proportion, says former diplomat

Leak needs to be kept in proportion, says former diplomat
Wellington, July 23 NZPA - Relations between Australia and New Zealand are not likely to be damaged following the leak of a diplomatic cable between the New Zealand High Commission and Canberra and the New Zealand Government, says a former diplomat.

Govt quick to shift its mining focus

Govt quick to shift its mining focus
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, July 21 NZPA - The Government is moving on from its backdown over mineral prospecting on protected conservation land and remains bullish about encouraging mining elsewhere in the face of concern from environmentalists.

GST removal from healthy food gets a 'no'

GST removal from healthy food gets a 'no'
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - A bid to remove GST on healthy foods to lower costs has been slammed by the Government.

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