The proposed extra $13 million (a 20 percent increase) in taxpayer funding for Parliament and political parties is an enormous rort, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union, responding to the tabling in Parliament of the Report of the Seventh Triennial Appropriations Review Committee.
Minister Responsible for the NZSIS and GCSB, Hon Andrew Little, and Minister of Immigration Iain Lees-Galloway attended the annual Five Country Ministerial, held in the Gold Coast, Australia on 28-29 August.
The Green Party is celebrating this court victory for the environment with the High Court saying the EPA’s Decision Making Committee’s interpretation of the law was inconsistent with the purpose of the EEZ Act.
Statistics revealed today by the coroner show that suicide in New Zealand is at its highest since provisional statistics were first recorded in 07/08, with young people aged 20 to 24 the age cohort most effected. Māori rates are the highest since records began.
Green MP Golriz Ghahraman is urging the National Party to reconsider support for repealing the Three Strikes law following a concession by National leader Simon Bridges that there should be proper reintegration for serious offenders.