Pacific people say National out of touch The Samoan community has seen right through John Key’s political manoeuvrings in appointing Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga outside cabinet, says Labour’s Spokesperson for Pacific Island Affairs, Su’a William Sio.
“I heard today during my weekly radio slot with Samoa Radio 1593am that the community has interpreted Peseta’s ministerial appointment as a political sleight of hand, appointing him as a minister, but keeping him outside of Cabinet.
Dunne refuses to deny being report leaker Labour’s Internal Affairs spokesperson Trevor Mallard today called on the Prime Minister to remove responsibility for New Zealand data security from newly appointed Minister for Internal Affairs, Peter Dunne.
“In the House today, Peter Dunne refused to deny being the source of the leak of the draft Kitteridge report into the Government Communications and Security Bureau.
More heavy handedness from NZTA The New Zealand Transport Agency seems set on botching yet another round of compulsory land acquisition, this time over a planned link road to Transmission Gully, Labour’s Transport spokesperson Darien Fenton says.
“Despite the government being hell bent on bulldozing roads through communities, farms, and culturally important sites, NZTA should be standing up to Ministers on behalf of communities and ensuring that they are treated fairly.
Pora case again highlights need for commission The Teina Pora case could have been resolved long ago if New Zealand had a criminal cases review commission, Labour's Justice spokesperson Andrew Little says.
His comments follow news that the Privy Council has granted leave to hear Teina Pora's case later this year with the truth of his confession being the central issue.
"It's pleasing that a case about which there is so much doubt, even amongst police officers who worked on it, is to be given another hearing, but the cost to the taxpayer will be significant, just as it was with the recent Lundy appeal.