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Government to introduce stronger laws to prevent anti-competitive conduct 08 June 2020

The Government has agreed on changes to the Commerce Act to ensure New Zealand business can compete on a level playing field, and that competition law remains effective for the long-term benefit of consumers.

New measures targeting high-cost lenders, mobile traders take effect 05 June 2020

New measures that protect consumers who borrow from high-cost lenders and mobile traders came into effect on 1 June 2020.

Additional Budget 2020 funding announced today for research, science and innovation 03 June 2020

The Government has today announced additional funding for research, science & innovation as part of Budget 2020 and the COVID Response and Recovery Fund.

More security for construction subcontractors 28 May 2020

Subcontractors will have greater certainty, more cashflow support and job security with new changes to retention payments under the Construction Contracts Act.

New Zealand launches COVID-19 vaccine strategy 26 May 2020

The COVID-19 vaccine strategy sets out the Government's mission to ensure that New Zealand has access to a safe and effective vaccine as early as possible.

$400m for tourism recovery 14 May 2020

The government has announced a $400m tourism recovery package to support the industry recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Government to increase FMA’s funding and levy settings 14 May 2020

The Government is making changes to the Financial Markets Authority’s (FMA) levy to implement an increase in its funding. The funding decision, made through Budget 2020, involves increasing the FMA’s annual operating funding over the next three years.

Pragmatic changes to Immigration Act to respond to COVID-19 passed 14 May 2020

Parliament has today passed legislation to ensure that the Government can respond quickly, appropriately and efficiently to immigration issues arising from the COVID-19 outbreak.

Temporary pragmatic solutions to immigration challenges under COVID-19 05 May 2020

A Bill to temporarily amend immigration legislation to support the quick and efficient management of visa changes during COVID-19 is being introduced to Parliament tomorrow.

Next step in insolvency relief for businesses affected by COVID-19 05 May 2020

The Government is progressing with changes to insolvency and company law through the COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Bill, which has been introduced to Parliament.