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.
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.
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.
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.