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Labour policy may breach FTA

Labour policy may breach FTA

Labour's policy of restricting non-residents from buying property would have serious legal, economic and political ramifications because of New Zealand's free-trade agreement with China, lawyer Stephen Franks said yesterday.

Shearer denies division claims

Shearer denies division claims

Labour leader David Shearer has been forced to deny allegations of division amongst his party caucus.

Shearer gives State of Nation address

Shearer gives State of Nation address

Labour leader David Shearer has outlined his party's plans to work on policies such as ensuring school children can move seamlessly from school to a job or further education, and to develop an alternative White Paper on child poverty to challenge the Government's.

Greens, Labour, attack world heritage land survey

West Coast mining proposals have again attracted headlines, after the Government confirmed a large aerial minerals survey includes swathes of Te Wahipounamu South West, a world heritage area.

Jones down but not out: Shearer

Labour leader David Shearer has assured MP Shane Jones he would be reinstated to the front bench if the Auditor-General found he acted properly granting citizenship to a Chinese businessman now accused of immigration fraud.

MPs lapped up World Cup freebies

Labour has been left red-faced after the latest disclosure of MPs' financial interests revealed eight Labour MPs took free tickets and hospitality from SkyCity casino during the Rugby World Cup.

Police budget being slashed: Labour

Front-line police officers are going to be put under immense pressure a result of this year's Budget, which will slash police funding by around $120 million, the Labour Party says.

Labour signals policy shift on Super

Labour leader David Shearer has set out a significant policy shift, saying his party will not restart contributions to the Super Fund until the country can afford to do so.

Shearer takes shot at Govt's asset sales

Shearer takes shot at Govt's asset sales

Labour leader David Shearer has again attacked the Government's direction for state assets and land sales, saying: "You can't sell your way to a brighter future''.

Shearer shows off marae-style humour

Shearer shows off marae-style humour

It was the new Labour leader's first major event in Maoridom. David Shearer was endowed with his Maori name Rawiri Kutikuti ("David Sheep-shearer'') - and managed to prove to those gathered at Ratana Pa yesterday that he had at least mastered the art of marae-style humour.

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