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`Climate Realists` Petition Against ETS

Wellington, Nov 25 NZPA - A group calling themselves "Climate Realists" petitioned against the emissions trading scheme (ETS) at Parliament today.

Govt Starts The Long Process To Pass ETS Bill

Govt Starts The Long Process To Pass ETS Bill
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, Nov 24 NZPA - Labour and the Greens have fought the first battle in a war they will lose before the week is out against the Government's emissions trading scheme.

ACT Offer Support For A Six Month ETS Delay

ACT Offer Support For A Six Month ETS Delay
Wellington, Nov 23 NZPA - ACT would support a six-month delay of the emissions trading scheme (ETS) so any deal could be scrutinised by a select committee before passing into law.

MPs Committee Which Sets MPs' Expenses To Revisit The Payments

Wellington, Nov 18 NZPA - The committee of MPs which sets MPs' expenses and allowances is looking at some changes to the principles which underlie the payments, Parliamentary Service head Geoff Thorn said today.

Ecan Review Teams Announced

Ecan Review Teams Announced
Wellington, Nov 16 NZPA - Ministers have released details of the review teams who will look into Environment Canterbury's poor performance.

Mallard Off To London

Mallard Off To London
Wellington, Nov 12 NZPA - Labour MP Trevor Mallard will be cheering on the All Blacks at next weekend's rugby test in London, courtesy of the taxpayer.

Other Ministers Travel Perks' Use

Other Ministers Travel Perks' Use
Wellington, Nov 10 NZPA - ACT leader Rodney Hide has paid back taxpayer money he used to take his partner on overseas trips but other Ministers who did the same thing are resisting following his lead.

Hide Hands Over Cheque To Repay Travel Discount

Hide Hands Over Cheque To Repay Travel Discount
Wellington, Nov 9 NZPA - ACT leader Rodney Hide today handed Parliamentary Services a cheque for nearly $12,000, paying back the taxpayer funds he claimed to take his partner on overseas trips.

MPs Need To Be Able To Justify Use Of Allowances -- PM John Key

MPs Need To Be Able To Justify Use Of Allowances -- PM John Key
Wellington, Nov 9 NZPA - MPs need to get their heads around new transparency for their allowances but it will ensure more careful use of taxpayer money, Prime Minister John Key says.

Hide To Hand Back Expenses Claim Cash

Hide To Hand Back Expenses Claim Cash
Wellington, Nov 9 NZPA - ACT leader Rodney Hide will today hand Parliamentary Services a cheque for nearly $12,000 as he tries to fix the mistake he says he made when he used taxpayer funds to take his partner on overseas trips.

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