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Govt Brushes Off Criticism Of Rankin Appointment

Govt Brushes Off Criticism Of Rankin Appointment
Wellington, May 13 NZPA - Criticism of Christine Rankin's appointment to the Families Commission is being brushed off by ministers who say she will be just one voice at the table.

Peter Dunne Says He Expressed Misgivings About Rankin In March

Peter Dunne Says He Expressed Misgivings About Rankin In March
Wellington, May 13 NZPA - United Future leader Peter Dunne says he expressed "`major misgivings" about the proposed appointment of controversial former public servant Christine Rankin to the Families Commission in March.

Rankin Appointment `Beginning Of End For Families Commission'

Rankin Appointment `Beginning Of End For Families Commission'
Wellington, May 13 NZPA - Christine Rankin's appointment to the Families Commission is the beginning of the end for the organisation, Labour MP Annette King says.

FC Head Restates Reasons For Backing Anti-Smacking Legislation

FC Head Restates Reasons For Backing Anti-Smacking Legislation
Wellington, May 12 NZPA - Families Commission head Jan Pryor is highlighting her organisation's support of anti-smacking legislation after the Government appointed high-profile opponent Christine Rankin to the Crown agency.

Rankin Defends Her Appointment To Families Commission

Rankin Defends Her Appointment To Families Commission
Wellington, May 12 NZPA - Controversial figure Christine Rankin is surprised by, but intends to ignore, intense criticism of her appointment to the Families Commission.

Peter Dunne Upset By Rankin Appointment

Peter Dunne Upset By Rankin Appointment
Wellington, May 12 NZPA - The father of the Families Commission, United Future leader Peter Dunne, is outraged by the appointment of controversial figure Christine Rankin to the Crown agency and says she should turn it down.

Christine Rankin Wrong Person For Families Commission - Goff

Christine Rankin Wrong Person For Families Commission - Goff
Wellington, May 12 NZPA - Christine Rankin is the wrong person to be appointed to the Families Commission, as she is divisive, has a troubled record and is unrepresentative, Labour leader Phil Goff said today.

Bank Workers Call On Govt For Help, English Says He Can't

Bank Workers Call On Govt For Help, English Says He Can't
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, May 5 NZPA - Bank workers lined up support from Labour and the Greens when they came to Parliament today to ask the Government to help protect their jobs.

Government Not Boosting Beneficiaries Allowable Income This Year

Wellington, April 15 NZPA - The Government says it never promised to raise the allowable income for beneficiaries this year.

Phil Goff Denies U-Turn On Smacking Bill

Phil Goff Denies U-Turn On Smacking Bill
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, April 12 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff says the anti-smacking law does not need to be amended or revoked.

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