Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Anderton welcomes commitment to pay

12 October 2006

Anderton welcomes clarification and commitment to pay

Jim Anderton Progressive Leader welcomed the Controller and Auditor General’s report on advertising expenditure tabled in the House of Representatives today.

“ Although many will not agree totally with the Auditor-General’s findings, I understand that all parties have agreed to pay the amounts found by the Auditor–General to have been spent unlawfully, which in my view is the best possible outcome,” Jim Anderton said from Christchurch today.

“Now we can look forward to ensuring there is clarity around such spending prior to the next election so that all parties are clear on what is expected of them.

"For my part, it is good to finally have a copy of this report, as the Progressive Party has been somewhat out of the loop in the debate that has been circulating in the past few months given that we were the only party which has been ruled by the Auditor-General not to have incurred expenditure outside of the rules of the Parliamentary Services Appropriation in the run up to the last election,” Jim Anderton said.

"To this end the Progressive Party will now be able give serious consideration to the findings of the Auditor-General and the advice in the report tabled by the Speaker today regarding validating legislation,” Jim Anderton said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news