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Ministers welcome OAG Border Sector report

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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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$7 million investment in RugbySmart

Published By   /  March 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, ACC, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $7 million investment in RugbySmart

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $7 million investment in RugbySmart ACC is increasing its investment in the RugbySmart programme to $7 million over the next four years with the aim of reducing injuries in our national sport, says ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse. “An investment by ACC of $7 million over […]

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Minister to travel to Malaysia for refugee selection mission

Published By   /  January 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister to travel to Malaysia for refugee selection mission

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister to travel to Malaysia for refugee selection mission Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse will today travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as part of an Immigration NZ (INZ) selection mission to interview refugee cases who have been submitted for resettlement in New Zealand by the UN […]

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Minimum wage to increase to $15.75

Published By   /  January 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Workplace Relations and Safety  /  Comments Off on Minimum wage to increase to $15.75

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minimum wage to increase to $15.75 The minimum wage will increase by 50 cents to $15.75 an hour on 1 April 2017, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced today. The starting-out and training hourly minimum wage rates will increase from $12.20 to $12.60 […]

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Appointments to WorkSafe Board

Published By   /  December 15, 2016  /  24/7 News, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Workplace Relations and Safety  /  Comments Off on Appointments to WorkSafe Board

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Appointments to WorkSafe Board Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced two new appointments to the WorkSafe New Zealand Board. Stephen Reindler and Nikki Davies-Colley will join the board from 16 December for three year terms.  “These appointments bring to the Board strong […]

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Faster GST refunds from February 2017

Published By   /  December 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Revenue  /  Comments Off on Faster GST refunds from February 2017

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Faster GST refunds from February 2017 Michael Woodhouse | Revenue A change made to tax rules will provide businesses with faster access to GST refunds from February next year, says Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse. The Tax Administration (Direct Credit of GST Refunds) Order 2016 will […]

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Feedback sought on modernising the TAA

Published By   /  December 8, 2016  /  24/7 News, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Revenue  /  Comments Off on Feedback sought on modernising the TAA

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Feedback sought on modernising the TAA Michael Woodhouse | Revenue Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse today released proposals to simplify and modernise the Tax Administration Act (TAA), as part of the Government’s major transformation of the revenue system. “The Government is committed to ensuring our tax […]

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Investor policy changes to encourage growth

Published By   /  December 7, 2016  /  24/7 News, Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Investor policy changes to encourage growth

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Investor policy changes to encourage growth Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse says changes to the migrant investor policy will encourage investments that provide greater economic benefits for New Zealand. “There’s no doubt the Migrant Investor categories are performing well with $2.9 billion invested since they were […]

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OECD multilateral instrument to counter BEPS

Published By   /  November 28, 2016  /  24/7 News, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Revenue  /  Comments Off on OECD multilateral instrument to counter BEPS

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: OECD multilateral instrument to counter BEPS Michael Woodhouse | Revenue Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse today welcomed the release of the OECD’s new multilateral instrument – the latest step in the global fight against base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS). “Many BEPS techniques rely on abuse […]

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