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National calls for inquiry into prison letters

Published: Wed 21 Aug 2019 06:54 PM
National has called for an inquiry into the failure of the Corrections Department to stop inciting letters written by the alleged Christchurch Mosque killer from being sent, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. Read more...

Foster children’s chance to save for their future

Published: Wed 21 Aug 2019 05:13 PM
My Members Bill that will allow caregivers to open KiwiSaver accounts for foster children has passed its third reading in Parliament, meaning it will become law in New Zealand, MP for Clutha-Southland Hamish Walker says. “The KiwiSaver (Oranga ... Read more...

NZ must join Gulf shipping effort

Published: Wed 21 Aug 2019 04:46 PM
New Zealand must not sit on the sidelines while Australia and other countries move to protect vital shipping lanes in the Middle East, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says. “Australia has today done the right thing by ... Read more...

Why the Govt secretly wants fuel to go up 50c a litre

Published: Wed 21 Aug 2019 03:56 PM
Julie Anne Genter will have her fingers crossed that fuel prices keep ballooning, otherwise her car tax won’t provide all the economic benefits she claims it will, National’s Associate Transport spokesperson Brett Hudson says. “The Associate ... Read more...

Details matter for RWC licensing

Published: Wed 21 Aug 2019 03:27 PM
The Government’s Bill to amend the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act to allow licensed premises to remain open for Rugby World Cup (RWC) matches is a step in the right direction, but the lack of detail is a concern, National’s Sports and Recreation ... Read more...

Have your say on early Kiwisaver withdrawals

Published: Wed 21 Aug 2019 03:03 PM
The Finance and Expenditure Committee is seeking submissions on Supplementary Order Paper (SOP) 293 to the Taxation (Kiwisaver, Student Loans and Remedial Matters) Bill. Read more...

Genter delaying pay equity for publicity stunt

Published: Wed 21 Aug 2019 02:58 PM
The Government is playing politics when it comes to pay equity and it’s time to take action, National’s Women’s spokesperson Paula Bennett says. Read more...

Government taking action to close gender pay gap

Published: Wed 21 Aug 2019 01:22 PM
Passing equal pay legislation, delivering record pay settlements for female dominated workforces and requiring public sector agencies to develop plans to close the gender pay gap are just some of the steps the Government is taking to ensure women are paid ... Read more...

Government adopts ACT's Rugby World Cup legislation

Published: Wed 21 Aug 2019 12:53 PM
Justice Minister Andrew Little has confirmed that the Government will adopt ACT Leader David Seymour’s legislation allowing bars and clubs to open outside normal licencing hours to show Rugby World Cup games live. Read more...

Bill to allow licensed premises to stay open for RWC matches

Published: Wed 21 Aug 2019 12:50 PM
The Minister of Justice will introduce a bill to amend the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act to allow licensed premises to remain open for Rugby World Cup matches. Read more...
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