Articles tagged Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill

Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia 's Bill to force tobacco companies to use plain packaging had its first reading as promised by National, but the Government is now planning to take a "watch and wait" approach to enabling the legislation if it passes. Trade Minister Tim Groser said any law needed to be strong enough to defend against "ruthless" tobacco company lawyers.

Todd McClay delayed plans to amend Child Support rules for a year after IRD said it couldn't handle the complex changes in time, retiring Air NZ deputy CEO Norm Thompson was appointed to the board of Tourism NZ, Tariana Turia announced plans to introduce plain packaging legislation next year, Steven Joyce announced changes at Callaghan Innovation and Craig Foss flagged new regulations for the Financial Markets Conduct Act.