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Labour And The Greens Say State House Sale Scheme Won't Work

Labour And The Greens Say State House Sale Scheme Won't Work
Wellington, June 25 NZPA - Labour and the Greens say the Government's plan to allow state house tenants to buy their homes won't work and could cause problems.

Sale Of State Houses A 'Win-Win-Win' - Govt

Sale Of State Houses A 'Win-Win-Win' - Govt
Wellington, June 24 NZPA - A new plan enabling state housing tenants to buy the house they live in, with a new house to be built in each one's place, would be "a win-win-win" for tenants, people in housing queues and the economy, Housing Minister Phil Heatley said today.

Green MP's SIS File A Weighty One

Green MP's SIS File A Weighty One
Wellington, June 23 NZPA - Green Party MP Sue Bradford isn't losing sleep over her hefty SIS file, but says it's a patchy record of her activist days.

Minister Spoke To Christine Rankin About Investigate Article

Minister Spoke To Christine Rankin About Investigate Article
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 23 NZPA - Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has spoken to families commissioner Christine Rankin about an interview she gave criticising the so-called anti-smacking law.

Rankin Should Resign Or Key Should Act Over Comments, Says Dunne

Rankin Should Resign Or Key Should Act Over Comments, Says Dunne
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 23 NZPA - Comments in a magazine article show Christine Rankin is campaigning against the so-called anti-smacking law and she should not remain a Families Commissioner, United Future leader Peter Dunne says.

Govt In Talks Over Referendum Clarity Bill

Wellington, June 22 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has called a referendum on so-called anti-smacking legislation ridiculous as his government looks at ways of tightening up wording of questions in future.

Referendum 'No' Vote Campaign Launched

Referendum 'No' Vote Campaign Launched
By Alastair Bull of NZPA Auckland, June 22 NZPA - Opponents of the so-called "anti-smacking" law say the Government would ignore a non-binding referendum on the legislation at its peril.

Needs To Be Way To Clarify Referenda Questions - Key

Needs To Be Way To Clarify Referenda Questions - Key
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - There needs to be a process for referenda questions to be altered so they are more clearly worded, Prime Minister John Key says. The debate was reignited after the introduction of the so-called smacking referendum.

Peter Wilson: A $9m Referendum - And The Result Won't Make Any Difference

Peter Wilson: A $9m Referendum - And The Result Won't Make Any Difference
Federated Farmers isn't an organisation that usually voices opinions on issues that don't have a direct impact on its members. It did last week, and it hit on something worthy of wide consideration -- the $9 million it is costing to run what has become known as the smacking referendum.

Govt Will Look At Green Bill To Prevent Confusing Referenda

Govt Will Look At Green Bill To Prevent Confusing Referenda
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - The Government will consider adopting a Green MP's bill to prevent confusing and ambiguous referendum questions, Prime Minister John Key said today.

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