Month: May 2012

Quote of the Week – Goff on Referendums

Regarding the Referendum on asset sales, Phil Goff (who was Opposition Leader at the time of the anti-smacking Referendum) says The possible citizen’s initiated referendum would be non-binding, but Mr Goff says it would be a “display of arrogance” for…

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Parental leave price tag splits public

NZ Herald 2 May 2012 Nearly half of voters agree with the Government’s decision to veto a Labour MP’s bill to increase paid parental leave because of the price tag, according to the latest Herald DigiPoll survey. Views on whether…

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Tinkering with a major social issue

Stuff.co.nz 1 May 2012 The Government’s alcohol reform bill – in its final stages before Parliament – has been criticised as ”too timid”. Director of the National Addiction Centre Doug Sellman this afternoon suggested the bill was about to be…

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