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Personal tax information could go to credit rating agency

By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, July 28 NZPA - Personal information held by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) could be given to credit rating agencies if proposed changes to privacy of tax information go ahead.

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.

Carter says sorry

Carter says sorry
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, June 25 NZPA - Demoted Labour Party MP Chris Carter emerged in Parliament today to offer an apology to taxpayers and colleagues over travel spending, much of which included his partner, when he was a minister.

TV reporters lose carparks over Carter chase

TV reporters lose carparks over Carter chase
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - Television reporters at Parliament are being punished for chasing Labour MP Chris Carter through corridors against the rules, by losing their carparks. TV One and TV3 have 22 spaces in Parliament's basement carpark which they are not charged for.

Carter still on leave, no date for return

Carter still on leave, no date for return
Wellington, June 16 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff says he is satisfied with Chris Carter's public apology but the shamed MP remains on leave and there is no date set for his return. Mr Goff said he had not spoken to Mr Carter and the situation was the "same as before".

Ministerial Services boss defends credit card admin

Ministerial Services boss defends credit card admin
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 16 NZPA - Ministerial Services today defended how it administered ministerial credit cards, while admitting public releases of the information would be an effective control.

Labour MP told to take time out

Labour MP told to take time out
Wellington, June 16 NZPA - Labour's Chris Carter is at home today, getting his head and his act together after being sent on stress leave by party leader Phil Goff.

List of Labour reshuffle

List of Labour reshuffle
Wellington, June 15 NZPA - Labour reshuffle: The good: Charles Chauvel -- moves to the front bench and picks up environment, drops energy Said he was "very pleased" but declined to comment further.

Carter issues apology, roles safe for now

Carter issues apology, roles safe for now
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 15 NZPA - Labour MP Chris Carter's apology this afternoon -- after a sharp reprimand from leader Phil Goff for how he talked to news media -- has saved him from further demotion within the party.

Carter issues apology

Carter issues apology
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 15 NZPA - Labour MP Chris Carter has issued a public apology after scoring a massive own goal this morning, mishandling his response to demotion over the credit card expenses scandal. Mr Carter said his apology was unreserved.

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