Beehive Live: New month, new laws

The Government kicks off its HomeStart plan, among other new laws. And petitions for publicly funded gender reassignment surgery, along with a ban on fireworks are before parliament.

CYF in line for major overhaul

2:00pm Senior public servant Paula Rebstock and police commissioner on panel to lead a major overhaul of Child, Youth and Family.

Firefighters could walk into fireworks 'bomb'

1:59pm The Fire Service is calling for greater controls who can sell fireworks, claiming firefighters could walk into a "bomb" under the current rules.

Housing leg-up worth $20k

Couples struggling to buy their first home are in line for a $20,000 boost as the Government's new HomeStart policy.

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