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Govt rejects claims Pay Equity Bill will make things harder

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Workplace Relations and Safety  /  Comments Off on Govt rejects claims Pay Equity Bill will make things harder

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Govt rejects claims Pay Equity Bill will make things harder Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has today rejected claims that the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill currently before Parliament will make it harder to settle pay equity claims. “The Government shares […]

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Online visa applications pass 250,000 mark

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Online visa applications pass 250,000 mark

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Online visa applications pass 250,000 mark Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse says more than 250,000 visa applications have been made online since the service became available in August 2014. “Immigration ONLINE is helping to transform the immigration system by delivering more efficient visa services and a […]

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Pay Equity Bill introduced

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Workplace Relations and Safety  /  Comments Off on Pay Equity Bill introduced

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Pay Equity Bill introduced Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has today introduced the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill to Parliament. “The Bill implements the recommendations made by the Joint Working Group and aims to address one of the material barriers to […]

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Helping more kids learn to ride a bike for life

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, ACC, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Helping more kids learn to ride a bike for life

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Helping more kids learn to ride a bike for life Transport Minister Simon Bridges and ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse have welcomed an initiative for the development of a national cycling education system aimed at getting more kids riding bikes safely. Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced […]

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Speech to RSE Conference

By   /  July 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Speech  /  Comments Off on Speech to RSE Conference

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Speech to RSE Conference Good Morning and thank you for that introduction Mike. Thank you to Horticulture NZ for the invitation to come and speak to you. It’s fantastic to be here in Blenheim at this wonderful Convention Centre – what a great facility. I […]

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FairWay change positive for staff and customers

By   /  July 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, ACC, Finance, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on FairWay change positive for staff and customers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: FairWay change positive for staff and customers Finance Minister Steven Joyce and ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse have today announced the sale of FairWay Resolution from Crown ownership to employee ownership with effect from July this year. “Employee-ownership is a successful business model that will give […]

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$15 million boost for Pacific labour mobility

By   /  July 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Gerry Brownlee, Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $15 million boost for Pacific labour mobility

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $15 million boost for Pacific labour mobility The Government has today announced $10 million in new funding to expand Pacific labour mobility, as the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme celebrates ten years of success. Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse say the […]

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Ministers attend Five Country Ministerial

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Attorney-General, Christopher Finlayson, Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Ministers attend Five Country Ministerial

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Ministers attend Five Country Ministerial Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse were in Ottawa, Canada this week to attend the annual Five Country Ministerial. The Five Country Ministerial brings together Interior Ministers, Immigration Ministers and Attorneys General from the United States, Canada, the […]

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Ministers welcome OAG Border Sector report

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Customs, Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release, Tim Macindoe  /  Comments Off on Ministers welcome OAG Border Sector report

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Ministers welcome OAG Border Sector report Border sector Ministers have welcomed a new report by the Office of the Auditor-General published today on the use of information at New Zealand’s ports, and say their agencies will continue to work closely to protect our borders. “This […]

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New Toolkit to improve health and safety

By   /  June 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Workplace Relations and Safety  /  Comments Off on New Toolkit to improve health and safety

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Toolkit to improve health and safety ACC and Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a new Workplace Health and Safety Performance Improvement Toolkit (the Toolkit) to provide businesses with advice and guidance to improve health and safety performance. “The Toolkit delivers […]

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Budget 2017: $36.3 million for WorkSafe NZ

By   /  May 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Workplace Relations and Safety  /  Comments Off on Budget 2017: $36.3 million for WorkSafe NZ

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Budget 2017: $36.3 million for WorkSafe NZ Budget 2017 provides $36.3 million of additional operating spending over the next four years for WorkSafe New Zealand to build its capability as an effective, risk-targeted regulator, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse. $17.36 million has […]

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$8.7m for pay equity and Holidays Act initiatives

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Workplace Relations and Safety  /  Comments Off on $8.7m for pay equity and Holidays Act initiatives

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $8.7m for pay equity and Holidays Act initiatives Budget 2017 provides $8.7 million of operating funding over the next four years for initiatives to support pay equity dispute resolution and Holidays Act compliance, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse says. “The Government is committed […]

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Pressure injury prevention & management guide

By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, ACC, Health, Jonathan Coleman, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Peter Dunne, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Pressure injury prevention & management guide

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Pressure injury prevention & management guide The launch of national guiding principles for preventing and managing pressure injuries is being welcomed by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne and ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse. “It’s estimated that every year around 55,000 people suffer […]

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Budget 2017: Double crewing for road ambulance

By   /  May 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, ACC, Budget 2017, Health, Jonathan Coleman, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Peter Dunne, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Budget 2017: Double crewing for road ambulance

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Budget 2017: Double crewing for road ambulance Budget 2017 invests an additional $59.2 million over four years to ensure all road ambulance call outs are double crewed, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne and ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse say. “The Government is […]

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Suspension of decision making authority

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Suspension of decision making authority

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Suspension of decision making authority Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse is taking steps to improve Immigration New Zealand’s decision making authority for cases involving residence class visa holders convicted of a criminal offence. “Currently, Immigration NZ has the ability to make decisions on behalf of the […]

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Pay Equity Bill released for consultation

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Workplace Relations and Safety  /  Comments Off on Pay Equity Bill released for consultation

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Pay Equity Bill released for consultation Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today released an exposure draft of the Pay Equity Bill for public consultation. “The Government is committed to achieving pay equity in New Zealand and providing a practical and fair process for […]

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Immigration Changes

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Immigration Changes

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Immigration Changes You can tell its election year. Yesterday the government announced yet another series of changes to Immigration policy. As per usual the announcement from the Minister frames immigration around the impact on the economy and the job market. Minister Woodhouse basically dehumanises those […]

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Changes to better manage immigration

By   /  April 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Changes to better manage immigration

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Changes to better manage immigration Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a package of changes designed to better manage immigration and improve the long-term labour market contribution of temporary and permanent migration. “The Government is committed to ensuring inward migration best supports the economy and […]

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Speech outlining the Government’s plan for Immigration

By   /  April 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Speech  /  Comments Off on Speech outlining the Government’s plan for Immigration

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Speech outlining the Government’s plan for Immigration Good Morning. Thank you to the Otago and Queenstown Chambers of Commerce for hosting this event. Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today. It’s a pleasure to be here. It’s a fitting […]

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Getting patients with major trauma to the right hospital quicker

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, ACC, Health, Jonathan Coleman, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Getting patients with major trauma to the right hospital quicker

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Getting patients with major trauma to the right hospital quicker Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse say hundreds will benefit from a new major trauma policy which will see patients taken to the most appropriate hospital more quickly. “The Government is focused […]

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