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Labour Says Government Does Not Have To Hike Fees

Labour Says Government Does Not Have To Hike Fees
Wellington, Dec 17 NZPA - Labour says there are options other than hiking ACC levies to meet a $4 billion hole and has accused the Government of trying to make the system look bad so it can privatise it.

Chris Ford: Osama Bin Laden Should Relocate To New Zealand

The disclosure in the Sunday Star-Times that the NZ Police's Special Investigations Group (SIG) has been spying on legitimate protest organisations and not terrorist cells should make Osama Bin Laden reconsider his living arrangements in the caves of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Key Rules Out Investigation Into Policy Spying

Wellington, Dec 15 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has ruled out an inquiry into police spying and says assurances have been given to the Government that covert investigations were justified.

Peter Wilson: Election Has Delivered A Promising Parliament

Putting Parliament into urgency and passing two controversial bills last week was the best thing the Government could have done for the Labour Party.

Govt Signals Extensive Law Changes To Deal With Child Abuse

Govt Signals Extensive Law Changes To Deal With Child Abuse
Wellington, Dec 13 NZPA - The Government is promising extensive law changes to deal with child abuse and it has the support of opposition parties in Parliament.

Laws On Violence Gainst Children To Be Strengthened

Wellington, Dec 13 NZPA - Laws on violence against children will be strengthened by proposed legislation requiring the courts to consider such things as the defencelessness of the child, the Government says.

Parliament Passes Bail Law Change

Wellington, Dec 12 NZPA - Parliament has passed a bill that makes it more difficult to get bail, but Labour says it is "window dressing" that won't make much difference.

Tougher Bail Legislation Passes First Hurdle

Tougher Bail Legislation Passes First Hurdle
Wellington, Dec 12 NZPA - Government legislation that strengthens bail provisions has passed its first hurdle in Parliament with the support of Labour.

Controversial 90-day Trial Period Bill Passes First Hurdle

Controversial 90-day Trial Period Bill Passes First Hurdle
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Dec 11 NZPA - The Government's controversial employment bill passed its first reading in Parliament today after a passionate debate.

Some KiwiSaver Contributions To Be Taxed

Some KiwiSaver Contributions To Be Taxed
Finance Minister Bill English says no one should be surprised they will be taxed on their KiwiSaver contributions above the minimum 2 percent.

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