Justice Minister Judith Collins says Government will not set
a minimum price on alcohol because it would penalise moderate
drinkers, despite a report showing that the policy would
provide $62 million in social benefits a year.
Departing Labour MP Shane Jones' antipathy for the Green
Party went so deep he once told Labour's leadership he would
not be a minister if he was "second fiddle" to Green
co-leader Russel Norman as deputy prime minister or in a
senior economic role.