Prime Minister John Key's move yesterday to cancel the latest
MP pay increase and rein in future rises won the support of
the Green Party but no comments from Labour.
New Labour MP Stuart Nash was bankrolled to the tune of $4000
a month by political backers for more than a year leading up
to last year's general election.
Labour leader Andrew Little told Australian Prime Minister
Tony Abbott in their private meeting that Australia's air
strikes against Isis in Iraq make sense because the Iraqis
were saying air strikes were making a difference.
The Government is being lobbied to bring the tobacco plain
packaging Bill back for a final vote by MPs, after the policy
was found to work ''almost like a vaccine against tobacco''
[iamge]The National Party has chosen Mark Osborne as its
candidate for the Northland by-election.
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