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Labour views left out of reports

Labour views left out of reports
Wellington, July 2 NZPA - Labour is angry the law and order select committee chaired by National MP Sandra Goudie has not included its dissenting view in two reports, following a protest walkout of the committee by Opposition MPs this week.

Opposition MPs leave committee in protest at National's chair

Opposition MPs leave committee in protest at National's chair
Wellington, June 30 NZPA - Opposition MPs staged a walkout at a parliamentary committee today in a protest against the conduct of the chairwoman, National MP Sandra Goudie.

Barker misuses ministerial credit card

Barker misuses ministerial credit card
By Paloma Migone of NZPA Wellington, June 10 NZPA - Former Labour Minister Rick Barker charged 16 Corona beers during a two-person meal on his ministerial credit card, and later reimbursed it for 'some' of the cost.

Put victims first in line for reparation, MP says

Put victims first in line for reparation, MP says
Wellington, April 11 NZPA - Labour MP Rick Barker has drafted a bill to put the interests of victims first by placing the onus on offenders to pay reparation "in full and up front". Mr Barker, Labour's courts spokesman, said today his member's bill would reverse the current situation.

Defendants Not Victims Responsible For Reparations - Barker

Defendants Not Victims Responsible For Reparations - Barker
Wellington, Jan 8 NZPA - Defendants rather than victims of crime need to be responsible for reparation payments, Labour's Court spokesman Rick Barker says.

Winners And Losers One Year On From Election

Winners And Losers One Year On From Election
Some MPs could try harder, some get a gold star and one or two have not achieved on NZPA's report card one year on from National's election victory. MAGGIE TAIT rates the performances.

Second Labour MP Was Involved In Controversial Poll - Report

Second Labour MP Was Involved In Controversial Poll - Report
Wellington, Nov 1 NZPA - A second Labour MP was involved in a controversial involving volunteers told they could give false names and say they worked for a company no longer existing.

Rick Barker Says He Never Intended To Deceive

Rick Barker Says He Never Intended To Deceive
Wellington, Oct 27 NZPA - Labour MP Rick Barker said he never intended to deceive when he told pollsters they could give false names and say they worked for a company which no longer existed.

Labour To Have "Quiet Word" To Barker Over Polls Controversy

Labour To Have "Quiet Word" To Barker Over Polls Controversy
Wellington, Oct 27 NZPA - Labour Party officials will have a "quiet word" to MP Rick Barker after he gave questionable advice to people running a poll he was overseeing.

Volunteers On Labour Poll Told To Use Fictitious Details

Wellington, Oct 25 NZPA - Labour MP and former Cabinet minister Rick Barker advised volunteers to use false names and a fictitious company name when ringing people to conduct polls.

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