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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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Govt accepts recommendations on pay equity

Published By   /  November 24, 2016  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paula Bennett, Politics, release, State Services, Women, Workplace Relations and Safety  /  Comments Off on Govt accepts recommendations on pay equity

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Govt accepts recommendations on pay equity The Government will update the Equal Pay Act and amend the Employment Relations Act to implement recommendations of the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity. This will make it easier for women to file pay equity claims with their […]

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Increase in seasonal workers for RSE

Published By   /  November 23, 2016  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Increase in seasonal workers for RSE

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Increase in seasonal workers for RSE Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced an increase in the number of seasonal workers who can come to New Zealand to work in the horticulture and viticulture industry under the Recognised Seasonal Employer […]

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Feedback sought on MSD/IRD info sharing

Published By   /  November 17, 2016  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Revenue, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Feedback sought on MSD/IRD info sharing

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Feedback sought on MSD/IRD info sharing Eligibility for housing assistance and student allowances could be established more accurately under information sharing proposals released for public consultation today by Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse. Information sharing already exists between IRD and […]

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Opening Address to the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand annual conference

Published By   /  November 17, 2016  /  24/7 News, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Revenue, Speech  /  Comments Off on Opening Address to the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand annual conference

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Opening Address to the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand annual conference Thank you for inviting me to give the opening address today. Your organisation plays an influential role on New Zealand’s tax policy settings through your input into the work programme and through your […]

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Yet another reason to end 2016 early

Published By   /  November 17, 2016  /  24/7 News, Donald Trump, earthquakes, Economy, Work, & Welfare, end 2016, eqnz, equal pay, gender equality, gender pay gap, Green Party, Michael Woodhouse, Opposition News, Politics, President Trump, The Issues, workplace relations  /  Comments Off on Yet another reason to end 2016 early

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Yet another reason to end 2016 early On Monday, the Civilian “reported” that the Government plans to pass legislation to end 2016 early. The Green Party will be supporting this bill. Just in the last week, we’ve had a 7.8 quake and hundreds of aftershocks, floods, Donald […]

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Survey shows businesses spending less time on tax

Published By   /  November 16, 2016  /  24/7 News, Craig Foss, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Revenue, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Survey shows businesses spending less time on tax

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Survey shows businesses spending less time on tax Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse and Small Business Minister Craig Foss today welcomed a survey showing small businesses are continuing to spend less time on tax compliance. “Inland Revenue’s emphasis on providing customer-centric services that enable businesses to […]

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