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Employment Indicators: Weekly As At 16 November 2020

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Scoop NZ - Politics

Tax Bill An Outrageous Assault On Taxpayer Privacy 2020-12-02 20:53:00The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming last minute inclusions in the Government’s tax bill which would force the IRD to collect information tota

Climate Change Is Claiming Lives – Lancet Countdown 2020-12-02 20:14:00Evidence from the latest Lancet Countdown report show that climate change induced shocks such as wildfires and heat waves are claiming lives now and u

Accident Compensation Corporation Case Management: Progress On Recommendations 2020-12-02 20:12:00

Green Party MPs Once Again The Highest Spenders 2020-12-02 19:51:00Responding to the release of MP expenses for July-September , New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Jordan Williams says: “Green Party MP

Government Must Partner With Māori On Climate Response 2020-12-02 19:36:00The Government deserves praise for making the declaration of a climate emergency one of the first actions of the new Parliament, but acting in partner

Launch An Independent Inquiry Into Pharmac Now Before 2020-12-02 19:13:00Background 16 October 2018: Malcolm Mulholland, Chair of Patient Voice Aotearoa, along with women with advanced breast cancer, submitted a lengthy doc

Open Letter To The Prime Minister And Minister 2020-12-02 18:42:00To: The Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern and Climate Change Minister the Honourable James Shaw 3 December 2020 Dear Prime Minister

Don’t Lift The Minimum Wage, New Report Warns 2020-12-02 18:30:00Wellington, 3 December 2020 - Calls to lift the minimum wage will not fix inequality and could end up hurting the most vulnerable – particularly

New Database Of 24,000 Pests To Protect Aotearoa 2020-12-02 17:52:00A new online tool, the Official New Zealand Pest Register (ONZPR), launched today, will help protect Aotearoa from more than 24,000 biosecurity threat

Financial Statements Of The Government For The 4 2020-12-02 16:15:00Please find attached a copy of the Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the 4 months ended 31 October 2020. https://img.scoop.co.

SAFE Zeroes In On Rodeo With A New 2020-12-02 14:41:00This Saturday, so-called ‘cowboys’ will put animals at risk of injury or death at the ‘Mad Bull’ rodeo in Otago and the WFL Bu

Greenpeace Challenges Coke With Christmas Ads 2020-12-02 14:30:00Greenpeace is launching a Christmas social media campaign linking Coca Cola with the killing of seabirds in New Zealand. This trio of hard-hitting vid

nzherald.co.nz - Politics

Serious Fraud Office silent over Auckland Mayor Phil 2020-12-04 00:26:52By Steve Forbes, Local Democracy Reporter The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) says an investigation into Auckland Mayor Phil Goff's election expenses is s

Covid 19: 32,000 'life years' saved in NZ 2020-12-03 19:07:20Some 2000 New Zealanders could have been killed by Covid-19 if the Government had taken the same approach as some of New Zealand's closest allies, ac

Covid 19 coronavirus: Criteria for urgent travel to 2020-12-03 17:37:51The Government is widening the circle of people who can apply to travel urgently to New Zealand, and is freeing up about 75 rooms a week for them.Prev

NZ First Foundation case: Accused pair lose suppression 2020-12-03 16:50:00Two people charged by the Serious Fraud Office after an investigation into the NZ First Foundation have lost an argument for continued name suppressio

$129m spent on Covid Leave Scheme amid calls 2020-12-03 13:42:31More than $129.5 million has been paid through the Covid-19 Leave Support scheme to employers to cover staff forced to isolate.It comes amid calls fro

Covid 19 coronavirus: NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern 2020-12-03 12:00:00The Prime Minister has given Santa Claus a border exemption so he can visit Aotearoa to deliver presents this Christmas.In effect, this means New Zeal

'A period of pay restraint:' The Government to 2020-12-03 01:36:04The Government is poised to send a clear message to the bosses of New Zealand's biggest State-Owned Enterprises: Don't give yourselves a pay rise th

'A pebble in your shoe' - Maori Party's 2020-12-02 23:15:00WATCH PARLIAMENT'S MAIDEN SPEECHES: Māori Party co-leader and Waiariki MP Rawiri Waititi says he will be an unapologetic voice for Māo

Government's new 39 per cent top tax rate 2020-12-02 22:10:52The Labour Government has passed into law its flagship election promise – slapping a new top tax rate on New Zealand's highest earners. The bil

Covid 19 coronavirus: Pfizer vaccine in UK next 2020-12-02 21:10:22Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says New Zealand doesn't need vaccines as urgently as other countries - though everything is being done to h

National Party applying pressure on new Health Select 2020-12-02 20:39:04The membership of Parliament's law-scrutinising select committees has only just been named, but that's not stopping National from putting pressure o

Climate Change declaration: Greater Wellington Council hopes to 2020-12-02 18:59:00The declaration of a climate change emergency will help to accelerate plans to de-carbonise public transport, Greater Wellington Council hopes. On W

Voxy.co.nz - Politics

Housing wait list continues to surge under Labour 2020-12-03 16:58:45Our public housing system is bursting at the seams with record-high numbers of New Zealanders waiting for a home and thousands more getting emergency

Review of Dog Control Policy and Bylaw begins 2020-12-03 15:16:22Whanganui District Council is reviewing its Dog Control Policy and Bylaw and wants feedback from the community on a series of proposed changes.

'Govt should fix COVID-19 leave loophole before summer 2020-12-03 14:11:13Green Party Spokesperson for Workplace Relations Jan Logie is calling on the Government to extend the COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme to anyone awaiting

Green Party sign on to international campaign to 2020-12-03 14:11:01Green Party spokesperson on Human Rights and Foreign Affairs Golriz Ghahraman has signed on to a letter from law makers around the world, pledging to

Govt must take action against firearm violence - 2020-12-02 21:14:13Labour’s soft on crime attitude is putting the safety of New Zealanders and our police officers at risk, National’s Police spokesperson Si

End of Life Choice Act off to a 2020-12-02 20:30:09"ACT is encouraged by the approach being taken by the Health Minister to ensure the Ministry of Health meets its obligations under the End of Life Ch

Government must partner with Maori on climate response 2020-12-02 19:23:34The Government deserves praise for making the declaration of a climate emergency one of the first actions of the new Parliament, but acting in partner

'Dont lift the minimum wage, new report warns' 2020-12-02 18:25:30Wellington, 3 December 2020 - Calls to lift the minimum wage will not fix inequality and could end up hurting the most vulnerable - particularly durin

Tax hike will create more problems than it 2020-12-02 18:19:10Labour’s tax increase is nothing more than a symbolic move to tax hardworking New Zealanders that will do little except erode the integrity of o

Business leaders welcome public sector's acceleration to zero 2020-12-02 18:17:40The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and the Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) welcome the Government’s announcement to accelerate the public se

Crown accounts reflect positive economic trend - Grant 2020-12-02 16:57:20The Government’s books were again better than expected as the economy continued to recover post COVID lockdown, the Finance Minister Grant Rober

Tougher penalties needed to protect our police dogs 2020-12-02 16:16:31The punishment for killing a police dog should be extended from a maximum of two years to a maximum of five years, National MP for Waimakariri Matt Do

Stuff.co.nz - Politics

Managed isolation charges: Third of users not paid 2020-12-01 17:54:27A third of all those invoiced for their stays in managed isolation have not paid - more than three months later. The hotels cost taxpayers more than $

Government to declare climate change emergency today 2020-12-01 17:39:35The Government will declare a climate change emergency in Parliament today.

How new drug testing rules will change the 2020-12-01 17:26:33Festival organisers and drug testers say the law change will make their lives easier – and save lives.

Pill testing legalised ahead of summer festival season, 2020-12-01 17:11:06The Government have urgently legalised pill testing ahead of the summer festival season, with every party but National in support.

Nelson forestry committee approves draft plan, set to 2020-12-01 16:53:07An otherwise uneventful first forestry subcommittee meeting couldn't pass without a few jabs at "irritating" and "frustrating" workshops in forme

Judith Collins open to taking GST off new 2020-12-01 16:18:09Judith Collins doesn't want new taxes on housing. But National is open to taking GST off new builds.

China 'very surprised' that NZ is upset over 2020-12-01 16:13:35China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson questions why New Zealand is having a say on doctored image of an Australian soldier.

NZ’s year in ‘virtual’ spotlight begins 2020-12-01 16:03:13As New Zealand prepares for a year of digital diplomacy through its hosting of the Apec Forum, two crucial partners are in conflict — and at ris

Pike River re-entry slower than expected, admits minister 2020-12-01 15:58:00Progress at the mine is slow because of the level of damage at the far end of the drift, says Andrew Little.

Someone's got to defend corporate welfare 2020-12-01 14:49:31OPINION: The litany of wage subsidy abuses is galling, but the scheme deserves defending

New lending rules to protect vulnerable borrowers from 2020-12-01 14:30:00From October next year all lenders will be required to carry out income and expenses checks when considering loans.

Judith Collins talks to Stuff about housing, taxes 2020-12-01 14:06:34More taxes won't create more houses, the National leader says, with raising the supply of housing the best way to dampen the red-hot property market.

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