Article Title:Civil unions status unchanged
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:17th October 2003 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2055
Text:A spokesperson for Associate Minister of Justice Lianne Dalziel has re-confirmed that she hopes to have a draft civil unions bill by the end of this year. The progress of the civil unions bill was called into question by comments from a spokesperson for Prime Minister Helen Clark in Wednesday's NZ Herald, who indicated that the government would now be focussing on “less controversial” issues and “core issues around economic growth”, following the furore over the Supreme Court Bill and the lifting of the GE moratorium. Staff at the Prime Minister's office say they are “puzzled” as to where the Herald reporter has sourced their material.    
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