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Green MP Bradford Gets Award For Work On Smacking Law

Green MP Bradford Gets Award For Work On Smacking Law
Wellington, Aug 21 NZPA - On the day the referendum on the controversial anti-smacking law closes, the law's architect Green MP Sue Bradford has been recognised by psychologists for her contributions to the protection of children.

Referendum Result Won't Be A Clear Mandate, MP Says

Referendum Result Won't Be A Clear Mandate, MP Says
Wellington, Aug 21 NZPA - The MP who drafted the law change that banned smacking says it will be difficult to draw conclusions from tonight's referendum result. The postal ballot closes today and the result will be announced about 8.30pm.

Pro And Anti Smackers Slap Cash On Referendum Advertising

Wellington, Aug 19 NZPA - Both sides of the smacking debate are slapping cash on advertising but hope they have avoided breaching spending rules.

Unemployment Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better - English

Unemployment Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better - English
Wellington, Aug 6 NZPA - Unemployment is going to get worse before it gets better, Finance Minister Bill English said today after latest statistics showed it had risen to 6 percent. The Household Labour Force Survey put the number of unemployed at a 10-year high of 138,000.

Unemployment Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better - English

Unemployment Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better - English
Wellington, Aug 6 NZPA - Unemployment is going to get worse before it gets better, Finance Minister Bill English said today after latest statistics showed it had risen to 6 percent. The Household Labour Force Survey put the number of unemployed at a 10-year high of 138,000.

Labour And Greens Say Youth Need Benefit Safety Net

Wellington, Aug 3 NZPA - The Government is being called on to ensure youth can still get support if they fail to take up schemes to get into education, work or training. Labour and the Greens say some unemployed youth will fall through the cracks under the Government's new policy.

Privacy Commissioner Says Ministers Need To Consider Act

Privacy Commissioner Says Ministers Need To Consider Act
Wellington, July 28 NZPA - Ministers and departments need to consider the Privacy Act when they release personal information, Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff says.

Chris Ford: Welfare System Change Needed To Accomodate Tough Times

Debate is heating up about the unfairness and inherent sexism of the current social welfare system. This comes in the wake of people being denied the unemployment benefit if one of their partners is still working and earning an income.

Call For Change To Unemployment Benefit

Call For Change To Unemployment Benefit
Wellington, June 29 NZPA - As the recession bites there are calls for welfare rules to be rewritten as more people are refused the unemployment benefit based on the income of partners.

Australians Also Interested In Sue Bradford

Wellington, June 26 NZPA - New Zealand's SIS wasn't alone in spying on Green MP Sue Bradford when she was a teenager -- the Australian intelligence organisation also checked up on her.

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