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Bill Introduced To Prevent More Ambiguous Questions

Bill Introduced To Prevent More Ambiguous Questions
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - After much criticism over the wording of the smacking referendum question Green Party MP Sue Bradford intends to introduce a member's bill in a bid to prevent confusing questions.

Chris Ford: Why I Am Voting Yes In Smacking Poll

At the end of next month we, as New Zealanders, will be asked the following referendum question:"Should a smack as part of good parental correction be a criminal offence in New Zealand?"

It is my intention to vote yes in this poll. Why?

Time To Get Enrolled For Smacking Referendum

Time To Get Enrolled For Smacking Referendum
Wellington, June 15 NZPA - The orange man who reminded everyone to vote in the general election is back -- this time he wants to make sure you are enrolled to vote in the referendum on smacking.

Benefit Spending To Increase $3.85b More Than Forecast

Benefit Spending To Increase $3.85b More Than Forecast
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - Benefit spending for the next four years has been revised $3.85 billion higher than initially forecast and "tough decisions" have to be made, Social Development and Employment Minister Paula Bennett says.

Chris Ford: An Open Letter to Metiria Turei

Dear Metiria,

No doubt you would have my congratulatory message on your Facebook wall this past weekend. Again, well done and you are the first person from my own generation (the 70's generation) to lead a parliamentary political party in this country.

Greens Russel Norman In Attack Mode For End Of Party Conference

Greens Russel Norman In Attack Mode For End Of Party Conference
Wellington, May 30 NZPA - Green co-leader Russel Norman lashed out at Labour and National in a speech to party faithful in Dunedin today. Dr Norman, who is standing in the Mt Albert by-election, delivered a campaign-style speech criticising the two major parties in New Zealand.

Chris Ford: Twenty Years On.....NewLabour Remembered

This coming week will feature a number of pertinent twenty year anniversaries that fell around Queen's Birthday weekend 1989. One was the tragic Tianamen Square massacre in Beijing where the increasingly right-wing rulers of so-called 'Communist' China sent the tanks out to quell popular protest.

Greens Elect New Co-Leader

Greens Elect New Co-Leader
Wellington, May 29 NZPA - The Greens have selected list MP Metiria Turei to replace Greens co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons who today stepped down from the position.

Labour And Greens Attack New State House Rule

Labour And Greens Attack New State House Rule
Wellington, May 26 NZPA - Labour and the Greens have attacked a new tenancy agreement which gives Housing New Zealand the right to decide whether people on parole or bail can live in its state homes.

Greens Critical Over Housing Nz Tenancy Clause

Wellington, May 26 NZPA - A new tenancy agreement requiring people on parole or bail to apply to live in certain state houses is discriminatory, the Green Party says.

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