Articles tagged David Shearer

Former EPMU leader and Labour list MP Andrew Little has announced he will run for the Labour Party leadership, saying he wants a review of all of Labour's policies, including its Capital Gains Tax, its plan for a later retirement age and its New Zealand Power policy.

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Annette King describes Labour's current internal strife as not as bad as the feuds and schisms that tore apart Labour in the late 1980s, but the public divisions certainly plumbed multi-decade lows before another fractious three-hour caucus meeting on Tuesday.

Prime Minister John Key has put free trade talks with Russia on hold and called Trade Minister Tim Groser home in protest at Russia's military actions in the Crimea.

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Labour's re-tooled private member's bill to limit foreign ownership of rural land was drawn from the ballot and Judith Collins' court modernisation bill was read and referred to the select committee.

The political and economic debate in and around the Beehive, Parliament and on both sides of the Terrace is currently dominated by housing. Labour's ban on non-resident non-Australians buying property has stirred things again. Here's a selection of the quotes of the day.