The Accounting Infrastructure Reform Bill, which passed its third reading in Parliament today, will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the accounting and audit industries, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith says.
Associate Conservation Minister Peter Dunne welcomes today’s joint announcement by the Game Animal Council and the Te Urewera Trust Board regarding access to the land previously known as Te Urewera National Park.
Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss will travel to Western Australia today to attend the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event (ACCE), marking 100 years since the first wave of Anzac troops set sail for the battlefields of World War One.
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the findings of the second National Construction Pipeline report, which confirms building and construction activity in New Zealand is expected to reach unprecedented levels by 2017.
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) decision on the terms for New Zealand’s accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) in Geneva.
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today outlined his commitment to completing and bedding in a suite of legislative and regulatory reforms to make it easier for consumers, investors and businesses to transact with confidence.
Auckland Council are welcome to have a debate about future transport infrastructure investment plans, but the Government remains sceptical about the options being presented, Transport Minister Simon Bridges said today in response to the release of ‘Funding Auckland’s Transport Future’, a report commissioned by the Auckland Council.
Cabinet has agreed on the details of the flag referendum process and every political party represented in Parliament has been invited to take part, say Prime Minister John Key and Deputy Prime Minister Bill English.
Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga hosted the Prime Minister, Members of Parliament and representatives of the Indian community this evening in Parliament’s Grand Hall to celebrate Diwali.