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Bradford Says Migrant Fruit Pickers Made To Stay In Hall

Bradford Says Migrant Fruit Pickers Made To Stay In Hall
Wellington, April 9 NZPA - A group of migrant workers were rounded up by Work and Income and sent to Napier to do fruit picking then told they had to sleep in a hall, Green MP Sue Bradford told Parliament today.

Chris Ford: Greens Taking Risk In Working With Nats

The announcement that the National Party and the Greens are to work together on formulating a new energy strategy and home insulation scheme has probably been in the pipeline for some time.

ACC Pays Doctors To Get People Back To Work, Greens Say

ACC Pays Doctors To Get People Back To Work, Greens Say
Wellington, April 2 NZPA - The Accident Compensation Corporation is running a pilot scheme that pays doctors to move people off ACC, the Green Party says.

DPB Rule Changes Put On Hold Because Of Recession

DPB Rule Changes Put On Hold Because Of Recession
Wellington, March 26 NZPA - The Government's plan to tighten the rules around the domestic purposes benefit has been put on hold because of the recession.

Workers Won't Be Pressured Into Taking Cash For Leave, Key Says

Workers Won't Be Pressured Into Taking Cash For Leave, Key Says
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, March 23 NZPA - Employers won't be able to pressure workers into cashing in their fourth week's leave, Prime Minister John Key says.

Greens Question Smacking Survey

Greens Question Smacking Survey
Wellington, March 19 NZPA - The Green Party is questioning the reliability of a poll which showed most people want a change to the law that bans smacking. The survey, released yesterday, was followed today by an ACT Party MP announcing he had drafted a member's bill to amend the law.

MP Drafts Bill To Change Anti-Smacking Law

MP Drafts Bill To Change Anti-Smacking Law
Wellington, March 19 NZPA - ACT MP John Boscawen is going to try to amend the anti-smacking law by bringing a member's bill to Parliament. He said today his bill would allow parents to use a light smack to correct their children.

Gordon Copeland Kiwi Party President

Gordon Copeland Kiwi Party President
Wellington, March 17 NZPA - Former United Future MP Gordon Copeland has been elected president of the Kiwi Party by its board.

Ministry List Of Words And Phrases To Use Circulated

Ministry List Of Words And Phrases To Use Circulated
Wellington, March 5 NZPA - A list of words and phrases to be avoided or used when dealing with the new National Government has been circulating around the Health Ministry. Radio New Zealand today reported the table of 26 phrases had two columns, one labelled "in" and the other "out".

Beneficiary Told Job Under New Law Not `Permanent Employment'

Beneficiary Told Job Under New Law Not `Permanent Employment'
Wellington, March 3 NZPA - A Work and Income office in Christchurch told a beneficiary that a job under the new 90-day probation law was not considered permanent employment, Green Party MP Sue Bradford said today.

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