Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway has introduced a Bill extending paid parental leave to 26 weeks by 2020 to Parliament today, saying it is a vitally important move to support working families with newborns and young children.
Minister of Finance Grant Robertson today released the Terms of Reference for the Government’s review of the Reserve Bank Act 1989, and re-signed the current Policy Targets Agreement with Reserve Bank Acting Governor Grant Spencer.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will travel to Da Nang, Viet Nam to attend the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting 10-11 November.
Minister for Climate Change James Shaw today welcomed the High Court decision in Thomson v Minister for Climate Change Issues as an important judicial contribution to the critical issue of how Government should respond to climate change.
Health Minister David Clark has directed the State Services Commissioner to launch an investigation into the circumstances surrounding allegations of wrongful expenditure by the former Chief Executive of the Waikato District Health Board.