Articles tagged Shane Jones

The Greens have won a big concession from the One Billion Trees programme, forcing Shane Jones to accept that two-thirds of the trees planted will be natives, Thomas Coughlan reports.

The Government has promised to “take leadership” to bolster confidence in the construction industry, but Thomas Coughlan reports that new state-funded construction projects are few and far between.

Government agencies will be asked to stick more closely to procurement guidelines to support the troubled construction sector, with Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones warning the industry must reset or “contemplate certain death”.