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PM's Presser: Gillard, The Gap, And Boot Camps

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The Prime Minister expects this week to be dominated by the visit of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, and questioning at his weekly press conference also focused on our relationship with our larger neighbour. Topics included the constitutional circumstances under which Ms Gillard will speak in our Parliament, a new investment regime and the extent New Zealand is 'closing the gap' with their economy and the level of migration.

At the beginning of the press conference the PM announced that the Government was extending helkp with legal costs to Pike River mine workers who are required for the official inquiry.

Also discussed was the 50% reoffending rate so far from last year's Fresh Start military-style youth justice camps, and whether the programme can be shown to be working or not.

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