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Week That Was: Supporting safer staffing in healthcare

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Week That Was: Supporting safer staffing in healthcare

Source: New Zealand Labour Party This week we: Signed an accord with midwives for safer staffing levels Wiped debt for HNZ tenants wrongfully evicted by the previous Government’s improper methamphetamine contamination policies  Responded to the Tax Working Group And much more… We know that overworked midwives mean unsafe mothers and babies. That’s why the Ministry of […]

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Our response to the Tax Working Group

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Our response to the Tax Working Group

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Yesterday, Jacinda Ardern outlined the Government’s response to the Tax Working Group, including that the Government will not be introducing a Capital Gains Tax. [embedded content] What you need to know: The Government is not adopting any of the recommendations on Capital Gains Tax. This is not because Labour does […]

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Gun law changes now official

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Gun law changes now official

Source: New Zealand Labour Party This week, we changed New Zealand’s gun laws. Just 26 days after the most devastating terrorist attack in our nation’s history, we banned military style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles. Post by NZLabourParty. To the members of police, who worked with us to get these weapons out of our communities; […]

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Third reading: Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Third reading: Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Mr Speaker We have travelled a long way in eight days, since the bill was read a first time. It has been a punishing schedule for MPs and submitters and public servants who have played a role in this process. In that time, we have walked in the shoes of […]

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Legal framework for gun buyback scheme announced

By   /  April 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Legal framework for gun buyback scheme announced

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Police Minister Stuart Nash has announced a legal framework for the gun buyback will be established as a first step towards determining the level of compensation. It will include compensation for high capacity magazines and parts. Mr Nash has outlined changes to the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines and Parts) Amendment […]

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Week That Was: Tightening our gun laws

By   /  April 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Week That Was: Tightening our gun laws

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Kia ora and welcome back to our weekly wrap of all things Beehive and beyond. This week we saw: The Arms Amendment Bill pass its first reading; The Prime Minister visit China for bilateral talks; The Prime Minister speak at the Te Hono Volume to Value forum in Hamilton; And […]

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First reading: Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines and Parts) Amendment Bill

By   /  April 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on First reading: Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines and Parts) Amendment Bill

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Mr Speaker, as we meet today New Zealand is under a terror threat level of HIGH. As we meet today, Police are routinely carrying firearms, Bushmaster rifles and Glock pistols, in a significant departure from normal practice. As we meet today, mosques around the country require heightened security measures and […]

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1 April: A day of delivery

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on 1 April: A day of delivery

Source: New Zealand Labour Party We want businesses to innovate and grow. We want workers to get paid fairly for a fair day’s work. And we want older New Zealanders to be supported into their retirement. So – we’re making all of that happen. From 1 April, New Zealanders will see a number of key […]

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New Zealand remembers the 50 victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack

By   /  March 29, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Zealand remembers the 50 victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Today marks two weeks since the terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques that took 50 lives, and changed many more forever.  This week, we are looking back at the commemorations and discussions that have bought New Zealanders together. Thousands participated in memorial services around the country. If you need to […]

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PM Statement on Christchurch

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM Statement on Christchurch

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Peace be upon you. And peace be upon all of us.   Post by jacindaardern. Mr Speaker the 15th of March will now forever be a day etched in our collective memories. On a quiet Friday afternoon a man stormed into a place of peaceful worship and took away the lives […]

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Week That Was: Action on climate and secondary tax

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Week That Was: Action on climate and secondary tax

Source: New Zealand Labour Party It’s been a big week for us! Some of the things we’ve been involved with include: A livestreamed chat on climate action between the Prime Minister, Minister for Climate Change, and representatives of the School Strike 4 Climate Movement An end to unnecessary secondary tax A date announced for Pike […]

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Live chat on climate

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Live chat on climate

Source: New Zealand Labour Party On Wednesday 14 March, the Prime Minister joined Minister for Climate Change James Shaw and a number of representatives for the School Strike 4 Climate group, to talk about what we’re doing as a Government, and as a country, to help tackle climate change. This chat was held during lunchtime […]

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Membership: Australia and New Zealand Electronic Invoicing Board

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Membership: Australia and New Zealand Electronic Invoicing Board

Source: New Zealand Labour Party The Governments of Australia and New Zealand have announced the membership of the Australia and New Zealand Electronic Invoicing Board (ANZEIB) today. This is an important step towards implementing e-Invoicing across both countries to help businesses save time and money by allowing the direct exchange of invoices between suppliers’ and […]

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Week That Was: Cracking down on scalpers and rustlers

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Week That Was: Cracking down on scalpers and rustlers

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Some of our best moments from this past week include: Addressing ticket scalping Cracking down on livestock rustling Investing in forestry International Women’s Day! At the post-cabinet press conference at the start of the week, the Prime Minister was joined by Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs Kris Faafoi to […]

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Celebrating women on International Women’s Day

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Celebrating women on International Women’s Day

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Happy International Women’s Day! Check out a few things our Government has done to improve the lives of women in New Zealand. There’s still more to do – but today we recognise just how far we’ve come. Post by NZLabourParty. This Government introduced the Families Package including introducing Best Start […]

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Chatham Islands pāua plan approved

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Chatham Islands pāua plan approved

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Efforts to reverse the decline in the Chatham Islands pāua fishery are the focus of a new plan jointly agreed between government, the local community and industry. Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash says the plan was developed by the PauaMAC4 Industry Association with support from the Chatham Islands community. This includes […]

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Blasphemous libel law repealed

By   /  March 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Blasphemous libel law repealed

Source: New Zealand Labour Party The archaic blasphemous libel offence will be repealed following the passing of the Crimes Amendment Bill today, says Justice Minister Andrew Little. “The offence of blasphemous libel has not been prosecuted in New Zealand since 1922, and raises potential Bill of Rights Act concerns. This obsolete provision has no place […]

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Coalition Government lassos livestock rustling

By   /  March 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Coalition Government lassos livestock rustling

Source: New Zealand Labour Party New rules to crack down on livestock rustling will come into force following the passing of the Crimes Amendment Bill says Justice Minister Andrew Little. “For too long farmers have been urging successive Governments to assist in their battle against the scourge of livestock rustling. This Coalition Government listened, and […]

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Medieval law axed

By   /  March 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Medieval law axed

Source: New Zealand Labour Party The ‘year and a day rule’ rule will be repealed following the passing of the Crimes Amendment Bill, says Justice Minister Andrew Little. The ‘year and a day rule’ prevented people from being prosecuted for causing the death of a person who dies after that length of time.  “Removing the […]

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Further steps to combat tax evasion

By   /  March 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Further steps to combat tax evasion

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Revenue Minister Stuart Nash has announced New Zealand is expanding its global ability to combat tax evasion by joining forces with authorities in 30 countries and jurisdictions. Cabinet has agreed to add another 30 territories to the current list of 60 jurisdictions where New Zealand has information-sharing agreements as part […]

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