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Zero-hours here to stay

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:26:16 +1300 | Public Service Association

The government misled New Zealand workers when it promised to outlaw zero-hours contracts - and the Public Service Association’s deeply disappointed. More >>

Less Loving Correction Equals More Abuse

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:47:45 +1300 | Conservative Party

The Conservative Party is horrified at the latest statistics brought to light in the Family First report "Defying Human Nature: An Analysis of New Zealand’s 2007 Anti-Smacking Law”. Alarming findings such as Police stats which show there ...More >>

CORRECT: Innate Immunotherapeutics co-founder sues company

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:40:13 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 12 (BusinessDesk) - The co-founder of ASX-listed Innate Immunotherapeutics is suing the New Zealand and Australian-based medical biotech company for royalties he claims are owed to him through the sale of patented products.More >>

Abduction Heightens Call for Data Base

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:43:52 +1300 | Sensible Sentencing Trust

12 February 2016 “The abduction of an innocent 5 year old Palmerston North child highlights the importance for New Zealand to have a registered sex offender data base publicly available” More >>

Crush their damn cars and to hell with the PCIA

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:25:53 +1300 | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Compare that with fleeing drivers that means of the 2300 drivers that flee the police every year only 230 will be prosecuted meaning that over 2000 dangerous drivers who pose a risk to public safety will escape any sort of punishment or consequences ...More >>

Talley’s Court ruling a victory for workers

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:15:56 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Iain Lees-Galloway Workplace Relations Spokesperson Meka Whaitiri MP For Ikaroa Rawhiti 12 February 2016 Talley’s Court ruling a victory for workers More >>

Final show down for legitimate tradespeople

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:57:33 +1300 | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Now more than ever, tradespeople need to make sure they hold a current licence. The new licensing year begins on 1 April 2016 – and those who lapse will get caught. More >>

Labour to keep fighting to axe zero hour contracts

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:29:08 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will continue its fight to outlaw zero hour contracts after the Government broke its promise to scrap them, Labour’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says. “The Employment Standards Legislation Bill has been reported ...More >>

Appointment of Queen’s Counsel in 2016

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:51:44 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Attorney-General announced today that an appointment round for Queen’s Counsel will take place in 2016. More >>

Overseas Investment – Changes coming

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:43:53 +1300 | Chen Palmer

The Prime Minister gave his Annual Statement to Parliament yesterday outlining the Government’s priorities for 2016. These include a review of the Overseas Investment Office which started last year. It is now apparent that the review will result in ...More >>

Locked out Wairoa Talley workers finally get justice

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:13:05 +1300 | Meat Workers Union

Yesterday’s Employment Court decision should see AFFCO Talley’s Wairoa locked out workers back at work in the next two weeks, says the NZ Meat Workers Union. More >>

Concern over dividend suspension by tertiary provider

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:11:37 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The decision by education provider IEG to suspend dividends following its subsidiary Quantum being referred to the Serious Fraud Office underlines the serious issues facing the tertiary sector, says Associate Education spokesperson David Cunliffe. ...More >>

ACT seeks to introduce Three Strikes for Burglary Bill

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:49:23 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour will seek leave to introduce a Three Strikes for Burglary Bill to Parliament today, in the face of declining burglary resolution rates. More >>

Defying human nature with disastrous results

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:15:07 +1300 | Sensible Sentencing Trust

It is now official, more kids are commiting more crimes at a younger age than ever before. Why? As politicains and Justice sector officals struggle to find an answer the Sensible Sentencing Trust says the answer is not dificult to find. Garth McVicar, ...More >>

Analysis Shows Failure of Anti-Smacking Law

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:11:56 +1300 | Family First

A report analysing the 2007 anti-smacking law has concluded that there is not a single social indicator relating to the abuse of children that has shown significant or sustained improvement since the passing of the law and that they’ve continued to ...More >>

More Strikes Against the Credibility of Fluoride Free NZ

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:58:36 +1300 | Making Sense of Fluoride

More Strikes Against the Credibility of Fluoride Free NZ as Whakatane Councillors reconsider their decision More >>

International crime cooperation laws report welcomed

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:59:47 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Amy Adams has today tabled the Law Commission’s report on modernising New Zealand’s Extradition and Mutual Assistance laws. More >>

Patents Bill passes first reading

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:46:10 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Paul Goldsmith today welcomed the next step in establishing a single trans-Tasman patent attorney regime following the first reading of the Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys and Other Matters) Amendment ...More >>

Auckland Council, James Hardie in leaky building appeal

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 17:28:53 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Auckland Council, James Hardie appeal ruling on leaky building claim made beyond 10-year limit More >>

Acting District Court Judge Appointed

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 16:46:18 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Auckland barrister Andrea Manuel has been appointed an Acting District Court Judge with a Family Court warrant to be based in Auckland, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson QC announced today. Ms Manuel’s core area of practice has covered complex ...More >>

 

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