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Political polling by departments wrong

Published: Tue 23 Jul 2019 07:52 PM
Revelations that three government departments have been conducting polling into people’s political persuasions is wrong and compromises the political neutrality of the public service, says National’s State Services Spokesperson Nick Smith. Read more...

Condolences on passing of IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano

Published: Tue 23 Jul 2019 05:49 PM
Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Winston Peters has extended New Zealand’s condolences following the death of Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Mr Amano had been in ill health and was preparing to ... Read more...

Inept Government filibusters own Bills

Published: Tue 23 Jul 2019 04:50 PM
After three weeks’ recess and 20 months convening over $300 million worth of working groups to help it draft legislation, it turns out the Government has so few Bills in the pipeline it has resorted to filibustering its own programme, Shadow Leader ... Read more...

Binding referendum on end of life choice bill

Published: Tue 23 Jul 2019 04:44 PM
New Zealand First has today submitted its Supplementary Order Paper (SOP) to provide for a binding public referendum on the End of Life Choice Bill at the 2020 General Election. The SOP, under the name of New Zealand First Spokesperson for Health Jenny ... Read more...

Government lacks ambition for jobseekers

Published: Tue 23 Jul 2019 04:06 PM
An increase of 15,500 people on jobseeker benefits under the Labour-led Government shows that they are not motivated to help New Zealanders into work, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. “The Government proudly announced ... Read more...

$300 million on working groups, trail of broken promises

Published: Tue 23 Jul 2019 03:27 PM
The Government’s constant outsourcing of work has left taxpayers with a $317 million bill, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “Over the past 21 months, there have been 279 working groups created or reviews launched. That’s a working group ... Read more...

Law Commission Report of Property (Relationships) Act 1976

Published: Tue 23 Jul 2019 02:22 PM
Justice Minister Andrew Little has today tabled the Law Commission’s final report on its review of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976. Read more...

Supporting safer and healthier workplaces

Published: Tue 23 Jul 2019 12:57 PM
We’re investing in the wellbeing of working New Zealanders by supporting the modernisation of WorkSafe and improving its ability to help businesses and workers to stay safe, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says. Read more...

Police evictions at Ihumātao are an attack on mana motuhake

Published: Tue 23 Jul 2019 12:12 PM
The Green Party support the mana whenua of Ihumātao and their right to peacefully protect their land, Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson announced today. Read more...

Parliament: Oral Questions - 23 July 2019

Published: Tue 23 Jul 2019 11:35 AM
1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements, policies, and actions? Read more...
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