Archive for July, 2012

Aggravating Features

Article – ParliamentToday.co.nz

A bill originally intended to protect police and prison officers was extended by wide agreement in Parliament on Tuesday night. Read more »

Jury Service And Ageism

Article – ParliamentToday.co.nz

Those aged over 65 will be able to permanently opt out of jury service if they wish as the result of debate in Parliament tonight Read more »

Disability Group Calls for Mobility Parking to Be Extended

Press Release – CCS Disability Action

New Zealand’s leading disability service and advocacy organisation CCS Disability Action today called for the mobility parking scheme to be extended to commercial premises CCS Disability Action said it has strong support among retailers and building … Read more »

Questions and Answers – July 31

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. DAVID SHEARER (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by his statement: “I’m not going to go and relitigate every comment I’ve made prior to this point because I don’t think that would actually be helpful”? Read more »

New Zealand’s breastfeeding women take the lead

Press Release – Women’s Health Action

Tomorrow will mark the start of the 20th annual celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, which runs from the 1st – 7th of August. “New Zealand certainly has reason celebrate, with recent Plunket research showing New Zealand’s breastfeeding rates … Read more »

Government drops the ball on gender equality

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says the latest United Nations report on gender discrimination confirms that the government has dropped the ball on pay and employment equity. Read more »

Zero fees doctors’ visits for 93% of under sixes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

93 per cent of children aged under six receive free doctors’ visits during the daytime thanks to the 957 general practices who have opted into the zero fees scheme. In 2008 only 70 per cent of children received free visits. Read more »

Zero fees doctors’ visits for 93% of under sixes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

93 per cent of children aged under six receive free doctors’ visits during the daytime thanks to the 957 general practices who have opted into the zero fees scheme. In 2008 only 70 per cent of children received free visits. Read more »

Maori Party not convincing on water rights

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Maori Party have failed to ask the hard questions on water rights and are losing credibility as advocates for their people, says Labour’s Maori Affairs Spokesperson Parekura Horomia. Read more »

Banksie Questioned & Urgent Debate Denied

Article – ParliamentToday.co.nz

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