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Govt Faces A Fight Over GST

Govt Faces A Fight Over GST
Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - Opposition parties are going to fight the Government over its plan to raise GST and don't accept assurances that the new tax regime will be fair on low income families.

Outrage Over Plans To Mine Conservation Land

Outrage Over Plans To Mine Conservation Land
Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - The Green Party is vowing to "stop the bulldozers" and environmental groups are outraged over the Government's decision to allow mining on conservation land.

GST Up, Taxes Down And Property Investments Stung

GST Up, Taxes Down And Property Investments Stung
By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, Feb 9 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has signalled an increase in GST, across-the-board tax cuts and getting more tax out of property investors.

Climate Agreement Deadline On Sunday

Climate Agreement Deadline On Sunday
Wellington, Jan 29 NZPA - As a deadline looms to submit its greenhouse gas emissions target under the Copenhagen Accord, the Green Party is urging the Government to sign on the dotted line.

Tributes Flow For Jeanette Fitzsimons

Tributes Flow For Jeanette Fitzsimons
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Jan 28 NZPA - Outgoing Green MP Jeanette Fitzsimons says it's nice that politicians are saying kind things about her, but she would have preferred support for her policies.

Fitzsimons Ends Love-Hate Relationship With Parliament

Fitzsimons Ends Love-Hate Relationship With Parliament
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Jan 28 NZPA - After 13 love-hate years in Parliament, Green Party founding member and former co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons leaves next month.

Avatar Tax Credit Defended

Avatar Tax Credit Defended
Auckland, Jan 24 NZPA - The Government has defended the scheme which saw blockbuster film Avatar get nearly $45 million in taxpayer money.

Tax Cuts Back On Agenda

Tax Cuts Back On Agenda
Wellington, Jan 21 NZPA - Critics of proposed changes to the tax system need to consider an overall package rather than just the impact of individual elements, says the head of the group which conducted the review.

Tax Cuts Back On Agenda

Tax Cuts Back On Agenda
Wellington, Jan 21 NZPA - A proposal for a land tax has worried farmers and business while a property tax may hit renters in the pocket. The Tax Working Group yesterday released its recommendations to revamp the tax system which it says is broken and needs comprehensive reform.

Key Still Hopeful Of A Deal At Copenhagen

Key Still Hopeful Of  A Deal At Copenhagen
Wellington, Dec 18 NZPA - Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says New Zealand will face pressure to commit to a higher emissions reduction target if other countries do so.

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