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Shane Jones tries out a new job

Shane Jones tries out a new job
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - Labour MP Shane Jones, who used his ministerial credit card to pay for porn movies, is trying out a new job that could lead to him quitting Parliament, it was reported tonight.

ETS arguments continue to the bitter end

ETS arguments continue to the bitter end
Wellington, June 30 NZPA - On the eve of the emissions trading scheme (ETS) coming largely into effect Climate Change Minister Nick Smith was still squaring up to opposition and facing calls for the scheme to be reviewed or delayed.

Offender levy kicks in Thursday

Offender levy kicks in Thursday
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, June 29 NZPA - Victims of domestic abuse will be given a five day reprieve from their alleged abusers when new police safety orders become available from Thursday.

Reduce dividend take from power companies, says Goff

Reduce dividend take from power companies, says Goff
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, June 29 NZPA - Suggestions some power companies are using the emissions trading scheme (ETS) as an excuse to increase prices beyond what is warranted has sparked a new call for the Government to reduce its dividend take.

Minister "macho" over prisoner smoking ban

Minister "macho" over prisoner smoking ban
By Maggie Tait and Laura McQuillan of NZPA Wellington, June 29 NZPA - Changes to ban smoking in prisons do not need to be so sudden, Labour leader Phil Goff says, as concerns are raised the move will increase violence behind bars.

Gillard likely to embrace trans-Tasman relationship

Gillard likely to embrace trans-Tasman relationship
Wellington, June 27 NZPA - New Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is likely to make an official visit to New Zealand sooner rather than later, an Australian Labor Party strategist says.

Goff's daughter busted for drugs

Goff's daughter busted for drugs
Wellington, June 27 NZPA - Labour Party leader Phil Goff's daughter was prosecuted in Australia after she was found with drugs in her bra as she was entering a New Year dance party in Sydney but the charge was subsequently dismissed.

Carter on the comeback trail

Carter on the comeback trail
Wellington, June 26 NZPA - Labour MP Chris Carter will be back in Parliament on Tuesday, hoping he has put the messy episode of his excessive ministerial spending behind him and he can get on with life as a demoted caucus member.

Labour leader satisfied with Carter's apology

Labour leader satisfied with Carter's apology
Auckland, June 25 NZPA - Labour Party leader Phil Goff is satisfied with Chris Carter's apology, saying the demoted MP has had time to reflect on his behaviour last week and his misuse of his ministerial credit card.

Goff accepts Carter's apology

Goff accepts Carter's apology
Auckland, June 25 NZPA - Labour Party leader Phil Goff has accepted demoted MP Chris Carter's apology to taxpayers and colleagues over travel spending, much of which included his partner, when he was a minister.

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