Articles tagged Iain Lees-Galloway

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.

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.

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. *