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Have Your Say On The Digital Identity Services Trust Framework Bill

Published: Thu 21 Oct 2021 04:56 PM
The Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee is calling for submissions on the Digital Identity Services Trust Framework Bill. The bill seeks to create a secure and trusted environment for verifying a person’s identity online, by establishing ... Read more...

NZ Passes World-first Climate Reporting Legislation

Published: Thu 21 Oct 2021 04:04 PM
New Zealand has become the first country in the world to pass a law that will ensure financial organisations disclose and ultimately act on climate-related risks and opportunities, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Dr David Clark and Climate ... Read more...

Government And Speaker Launch Coordinated Attack On Te Pati Maori Today In The House

Published: Thu 21 Oct 2021 03:39 PM
Following the actions of the Speaker of the House, co-leader of Te Pāti Māori Rawiri Waititi has submitted the attached formal complaint regarding the actions of the speaker as the presiding officer in QuestionTime today. “As a ploy to dodge ... Read more...

A Million Fully Vaccinated Aucklanders Stuck At Home

Published: Thu 21 Oct 2021 03:39 PM
More than one million fully vaccinated Aucklanders are stuck at home because the Government has been unable to deliver a simple website, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says. “Since New Zealand got its hands on a proper supply of Covid ... Read more...

Find Out If You’re Smarter Than The Finance Minister With Our Fun Quiz!

Published: Thu 21 Oct 2021 03:19 PM
It should be back to school – if he can find one that’s open – for Minister of Finance Grant Robertson, says National’s Finance spokesperson Michael Woodhouse. “Having raised doubts about our detailed Back in Business economic recovery plan, ... Read more...

New BYO Bill Will Bolster Racing

Published: Thu 21 Oct 2021 03:11 PM
A bill drawn from the member’s ballot today would encourage more people to enjoy and participate in New Zealand’s racing scene, National’s Racing spokesperson Ian McKelvie says. The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Exemption for Race Meetings) Bill ... Read more...

No MIQ Spots For Dairy Workers

Published: Thu 21 Oct 2021 01:38 PM
“The fact that only two dairy workers have made it past the post and into the country instead of the 200 granted border exceptions by the Government is again a reflection of the shambles of our MIQ system,” says National Agriculture spokesperson ... Read more...

Te Pāti Māori: Govt Must Step Aside And Let Māori Lead

Published: Thu 21 Oct 2021 12:53 PM
Te Pāti Māori Co-leaders Rawiri Waititi and Debbie Ngarewa-Packer are today calling on the Government to give Māori health providers the funding, data and decision-making authority to lead the remainder of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, including ... Read more...

Bill Drawn To Protect Freedom Of Expression On Campus

Published: Thu 21 Oct 2021 12:14 PM
“A Member’s Bill in my name drawn today will require tertiary education institutions to protect freedom of expression,” says ACT MP Dr James McDowall. “Freedom of expression and academic freedom are critical values for institutions of higher learning. ... Read more...

Where Is The Plan To End The Welfare Dependency Crisis?

Published: Thu 21 Oct 2021 11:47 AM
Today’s Ministry of Social Development quarterly release demonstrates Labour’s failure to deliver on its promises to get people off welfare and into work, says National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston. “There ... Read more...
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