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Minister Looks For Ways To Avoid School `League Tables'

Minister Looks For Ways To Avoid School `League Tables'
Wellington, June 29 NZPA - Education Minister Anne Tolley says she is looking for ways to report national standards assessments without the information being used to create school "league tables".

Dunne Says Diplomat Role Just A Rumour

Wellington, June 29 NZPA - United Future Peter Dunne says a rumour National would offer him a diplomatic post in return for not standing in the Ohariu electorate again in 2011 is untrue. Labour MP Trevor Mallard blogged about the rumour.

Labour Suggests Law Change To Overcome Education Impasse

Wellington, June 29 NZPA - The Labour Party is suggesting a law change to solve a problem that has set primary school principals against Education Minister Anne Tolley.

Main Parties Trade Blows Over Deficit

Main Parties Trade Blows Over Deficit
Wellington, June 25 NZPA - National and Labour continued to blame each other for the country's economic woes today as the latest deficit figures were released.

Govt Adopts Labour's Amendments To Bill, Mallard Says

Govt Adopts Labour's Amendments To Bill, Mallard Says
Wellington, June 18 NZPA - The Government has agreed to adopt Labour Party amendments to a bill that will give police greater powers to deal with drug impaired drivers, opposition MP Trevor Mallard said tonight.

Labour Accused Bennett Of Cutting A Benefit That Helped Her

Labour Accused Bennett Of Cutting A Benefit That Helped Her
Wellington June 18 NZPA - Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has been accused by Labour of cutting funding for training allowances that she benefited from while a solo mother herself.

Review Receives Varied Reaction

Review Receives Varied Reaction
Wellington, June 3 NZPA - A revision of the Holidays Act which could see annual leave traded for cash has been met with mixed reviews. A working group has been appointed to review the Act, Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson said today.

Group Appointed To Review Holidays Act

(Adds Labour Party comment) Wellington, June 3 NZPA - A working group has been appointed to review the Holidays Act, Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson said today. She said the Act had been widely criticised for its complexity and the significant compliance costs it created.

Speaker's First Red Card Goes To Mallard

Speaker's First Red Card Goes To Mallard
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - Trevor Mallard was today the first MP this parliamentary term to aggravate Speaker Lockwood Smith into turfing him out of Parliament's debating chamber.

Labour Holds Off Passage Of Bill For The Day

Labour Holds Off Passage Of Bill For The Day
Wellington, May 16 NZPA - Parliament sat unusually late last night with Labour's delay tactics seeing politicians remain past 1am. Even under urgency Parliament is normally suspended at midnight.

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