The Government has announced a levy for international tourists, but has also snuck in a proposal that would increase costs for New Zealand citizens as well. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
Tourism industry bodies have responded to the government's proposed levy on international visitors positively - provided they benefit from the money raised.
Political-watchers are either appalled or saluting the government’s pragmatism in appointing Jim Bolger to head their industrial relations law rewrite. But Dr Bryce Edwards of Victoria University says Bolger’s appointment is entirely appropriate, as the former National prime minister is probably to the left of many MPs in the new government.
Before the election, Labour’s proposed Fair Pay Agreements were painted by critics as a return to the days of industrial strife and strikes. With a Jim Bolger-led working group convened to flesh out the details, Shane Cowlishaw explores whether it will really plunge the country into darkness.
Details of the Government’s long-gestating plans to dampen down net migration have been revealed, but how big an impact they will have remains unclear.
A task force to tackle a payroll mess has officially been announced, but whether employers and unions can come together to solve the problem remains to be seen. Shane Cowlishaw reports. *
Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has announced a new taskforce to recommend changes to the Holidays Act 2003 in a bid to unravel the legislation's complexity to cope with a fast-changing labour market.
A task force to tackle a payroll problem that has left thousands of workers out of pocket will focus on how to simplify legislation while ensuring workers don’t miss out.
Changes to the Holidays Act are being considered by the Government to address large-scale payroll compliance issues.
The seas could become a dangerous place for both staff and passengers if employment law changes are adopted, a shipping lobby group says.