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Question: Why are we spending more on new computers for the Department of Work and Income than we are on protecting our children by implementing the Judge Mick Brown report?
The background contents of this report titled 'One law for all' was compiled by Advantage Advocacy and appears at http://www.advantageadvocacy.co.nz/docs/report.html on the Internet. The reports author is DERMOT GREGORY NOTTINGHAM. The report was ...
- Spending is at its lowest level as a proportion of gross domestic product since 1977.
Nobody really cares that the Government has spent slightly more than it planned to spend this financial year (to June 2001). Indeed there appears to be widespread if understated support for an expansionary fiscal policy to be outlined in today's budget. ...
An unashamedly erotic ‘Sexpo’ opening in Auckland this weekend is likely to increase the already appalling level of sexual abuse in this country. The first of its kind in New Zealand, the R18 ‘Sexpo’ is attempting to change the sex ‘industry’ image ...
U.S. Republican Senator, James Jeffords, 67, of Vermont looks step to make history in a party switch from the Republicans which would strip the GOP of its Senate control and curtail President Bush's ability to pass legislation and place conservative judges ...
Well, there’s the old joke: how many Salvation Army Officers does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: change, what’s change?
Education - $30 million over four years for an early childhood education equity funding initiatives and $18 million to improve adult literacy.
DOC’s Kaikoura Disaster Demonstrates One Law For Fishermen And No Law For The Department
The theatrical trailer for the year’s most-anticipated family film - “Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone” will make its cinema screen debut in New Zealand for the first time on Thursday, April 5.
ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide said today that it was great news that The Warehouse is forming a joint financial services venture with WestpacTrust Bank to provide retail financial services through The Warehouse’s 74 stores nation-wide.
Israel’s leader Ariel Sharon has now – according to reports (See above link) - ordered his troops to stop firing – except where it is necessary to protect human life. The Palestinians, unsurprisingly, do not believe him.
Is it more terrifying to be killed by a suicide bomber or by a tank-shell, or by a bomb, or by a bullet as you drive your car to work? Does any means of violent death make you more dead than the other?
- $100 million seed capital investment fund in partnership with the private sector to assist the development of innovative high-tech businesses and increase of $11.6 million in direct research funding.
Justice and Corrections - $22 million over four years to begin implementation of the new sentencing and parole regime. - $7 million over four years on treating alcohol and substance abuse and on programmes aimed at repeat disqualified drivers. - $500,000 ...
Consistent with their work ethic, Libertarianz have released their alternative budget exactly one day ahead of Michael Cullen. "But unlike Michael's budget," points out Libertarianz Finance Spokesman Tim Sturm, "ours shows that we can ...
The Government has announced its 2001/02 Budget today. It includes some significant new investments in research, science and technology.
The Green Party's opposition to splitting BCL from TVNZ shows naivete, ACT Broadcasting Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.
New Law “Significant Milestone” In Local Govt Reform - Warehouse Bank: Shame On Jim For Attacking Private Enterprise - TVNZ/BCL Split – Creating A Climate For Political Interference - One Law For Fishermen And No Law For DOC - Farmers Losing Confidence ...
NOTE: Authors of this report will be anonymous and wide ranging, and occasionally finely balanced. Indeed you are invited to contribute: The format is as a reporters notebook. It will be published as and when material is available. C.D. Sludge can ...
Jeanette Fitzsimons tonight abandoned her electorate's wish by voting with the Government and ensuring the Whitianga Waterways problem won't be quickly resolved, National's Caretaker MP for the Coromandel Lindsay Tisch said.
Local Government Minister Sandra Lee says Parliament has approved important changes today to local authority electoral laws, so some of the provisions can take effect in time for this year's local body elections.
Today's Budget will do little to address understaffing and low morale in the New Zealand Police Force, National's Police spokesman Tony Ryall said.
The New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA) is today calling on tertiary institutions to accept the funding increase offered in the government budget.
The one message business should have heard in today’s Budget was a signal for a cut in company tax to match our competitors.
Depending on whether you follow the Police version of events, or those of other eye-witnesses to the shooting of Waitara youth Steven Wallace on April 30th 2000, there are variant versions of just what Steven Wallace’s final words were.
Today's questions of the day concerned: Celia Lashlie – Yelashgate – Usury – Yelashgate – Foot and Mouth – Yelashgate – Sunday Star Times Gets It Wrong – Australian Budget – Tibet – Tertiary Funding – Northland – Poverty.
The Green Party will not support any moves to separate off TVNZ's profitable arm BCL and other revenue generating commercial operations, and believes it is time for the Government to do a complete re-think of its broadcasting policy, Green party ...
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