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A Green deal for small business

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, amazon, Economy, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, jobs, Opposition News, Politics, Small Business, SMEs, tax, The Issues  /  Comments Off on A Green deal for small business

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: A Green deal for small business Behind the rhetoric of being ‘business-friendly’, the National government has prioritised the interests of big business and foreign corporations over small business. The Green Party considers that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of our economy, opportunities, […]

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Fair and sustainable trade: A Green Party vision for New Zealand’s trading relationships

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Fair trade, Free trade, Green Party, Opposition News, PACER, Politics, TPPA, Trade, treaties  /  Comments Off on Fair and sustainable trade: A Green Party vision for New Zealand’s trading relationships

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Fair and sustainable trade: A Green Party vision for New Zealand’s trading relationships Trade is a cornerstone of the New Zealand economy. It provides us with the things we want and need, and enables us to pay for those with exports that generate business opportunities […]

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Equal pay for mental health workers

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, equal pay, Green Party, Mental Health, Opposition News, Politics, Unions, Women  /  Comments Off on Equal pay for mental health workers

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Equal pay for mental health workers Today, mental health workers are filing an equal pay claim through their unions. Mental health support workers do important and difficult work in our communities. But because the workforce is largely female, they are not paid enough. It’s wrong […]

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Our position on National’s 2017 Budget

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, James Shaw, Labour, Metiria Turei, MoU, national, Opposition News, Parliament, Pay Equity, Politics, tax, Working for Families  /  Comments Off on Our position on National’s 2017 Budget

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Our position on National’s 2017 Budget Around Parliament, Budget time is one of the busiest times of the year. Last week, things were hectic. A number of people were left with the impression that the Greens had voted for “the Budget”. This is incorrect. The […]

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Budget 2017 tax changes

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, Child Poverty, children, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Families, family incomes package, family tax credit, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Taxation, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Budget 2017 tax changes

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Budget 2017 tax changes The big headline of the Government’s Budget yesterday was its Family Incomes Package – a range of measures including changes to income tax thresholds and the Family Tax Credit. Overall the Budget is a huge disappointment and a missed opportunity to […]

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Tipping culture is not welcome in NZ

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, discrimination, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, low wages, Minimum wage, Opposition News, Pay Equity, Politics, The Issues, tipping, workers rights, workplace relations  /  Comments Off on Tipping culture is not welcome in NZ

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Tipping culture is not welcome in NZ Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett’s comments about tipping have been in the news and have sparked off a series of furious discussions about tipping in Aotearoa. From our point of view, tipping every time you’re provided a service […]

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Renting a home in the wild west

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Home for Life, housing crisis, Metiria, Metiria Turei, Opposition News, Politics, rental homes, Rentberry, renters' rights, Society & Culture  /  Comments Off on Renting a home in the wild west

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Renting a home in the wild west It can be tough renting a place to live, and it could be about to get tougher. Radio NZ is reporting that the American Rentberry app wants to start operating in New Zealand. Rentberry allows landlords to play […]

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Green Party: Well, they would say that wouldn’t they?

By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, affordable housing, capital gains tax, CGT, Economy, Work, & Welfare, first home buyers, Green Party, Housing, housing crisis, IMF, James Shaw, Labour, negative gearing, OECD, Opposition News, Politics, renters' rights, renting, Reserve Bank, tax, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Green Party: Well, they would say that wouldn’t they?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Green Party: Well, they would say that wouldn’t they? Property investors’ lobby groups have been up in arms this week about Labour and Green parties’ plans to close tax loopholes and fix the housing market. That’s probably a good thing. Like an investor in any […]

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Ratifying the TPPA makes no sense

By   /  May 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Fair trade, Green Party, investor state dispute, ISDS, Opposition News, Politics, TPP, TPPA, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement  /  Comments Off on Ratifying the TPPA makes no sense

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Ratifying the TPPA makes no sense The recent high-fiving between the government and agricultural exporters over ratification of the TPPA (Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement) is empty gesture politics in an election year. Ratification by New Zealand means nothing. New Zealand law changes are not implemented unless […]

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Social Investment: Community is more than just dollars

By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Government, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Social Investment  /  Comments Off on Social Investment: Community is more than just dollars

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Social Investment: Community is more than just dollars The Government has a lot riding on its Social Investment approach. Last week they launched a new Social Investment Ministry. The Government has decided that they are going to take a data driven approach to government spending – […]

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This Government’s facade of caring about women

By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, equal pay, Equal Pay Act, Green Party, kristine bartlett, Opposition News, Pay Equity, Politics, The Issues, workplace relations  /  Comments Off on This Government’s facade of caring about women

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: This Government’s facade of caring about women Earlier this week I was so pleased to see the payoff for many amazing women involved in union organising with the decision to pay caregivers more. I put aside my reservations about the fact that it didn’t look […]

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Agriculture: The right signals

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Agriculture, Climate, dairy farming, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, horticulture, landcorp, Opposition News, pastoral farming, Politics, vivid economics, water  /  Comments Off on Agriculture: The right signals

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Agriculture: The right signals Landcorp is New Zealand’s biggest farming operation. It’s a farming company with more than 100 farms, owned by us – the people of New Zealand – and I was very pleased to read a piece by Landcorp CEO, Steven Carden talking […]

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CYF bill needs to go back to the drawing board

By   /  April 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, children, CYF, domestic violence, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, Legislation, Maori, Opposition News, Oranga Tamariki, Politics, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Issues  /  Comments Off on CYF bill needs to go back to the drawing board

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: CYF bill needs to go back to the drawing board It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Government needs to go back to the drawing board on the Child Youth and Family (Oranga Tamariki) Bill. Māori have been leading the charge on raising questions on what […]

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Kiwi video games played at Parliament

By   /  April 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, ICT, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, Technology, video games  /  Comments Off on Kiwi video games played at Parliament

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Kiwi video games played at Parliament This week, MPs were playing games at Parliament. What’s new, you ask? Not the usual, name-calling and point-scoring political games. Instead, they played Kiwi-designed video games like Grow and Golden Threads. I was delighted to be able to organise, […]

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We’re winning on fossil fuel divestment

By   /  April 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Auckland Council, Climate Change, divestment, Economy, Work, & Welfare, fossil fuels, Green Party, oil, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on We’re winning on fossil fuel divestment

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: We’re winning on fossil fuel divestment The climate movement took a big step forward this week when our largest council voted to divest from fossil fuel investments. Auckland Council has now joined Dunedin, Melbourne, San Francisco, Washington DC, Copenhagen, and a host of other cities […]

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Free trade backers are simply out of touch

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, chartered accountants, Economy, Work, & Welfare, exports, Fair trade, Free trade, Free Trade Agreement, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, TPP, TPPA, Trade  /  Comments Off on Free trade backers are simply out of touch

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Free trade backers are simply out of touch Are the backers of free trade out of touch with public opinion? This was the question asked when the Chartered Accountants launched their Future of Trade study. I was astonished by the answer in a room of […]

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Greens back Labour’s monetary policy reform

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Bill English, deposit insurance, deposit protection, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Governor, Graeme Wheeler, Green Party, Labour, monetary policy, Monetary Policy Statement, ocr, Official Cash Rate, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Greens back Labour’s monetary policy reform

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Greens back Labour’s monetary policy reform Labour plans to change the way we do monetary policy in New Zealand and the Green Party supports them fully. We’re now of a single mind on this. Labour will move away from our reliance on a single, unelected […]

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Tell us what you think is great

By   /  April 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, great greens, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, Justice & Democracy, Opposition News, Politics, Society & Culture  /  Comments Off on Tell us what you think is great

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Tell us what you think is great [embedded content]We think Aotearoa is great so we’re incredibly excited to show you this video campaign. It’s the result of a five-day adventure around New Zealand where over 80 people shared their homes, their unique part of the […]

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Growing the New Zealand economy

By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Economy, Work, & Welfare, fair tax, farmers, Green Party, Kiwibank, manufacturing, Opposition News, Politics, research and development  /  Comments Off on Growing the New Zealand economy

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Growing the New Zealand economy We are committed to delivering a better quality of life for everyone.   So we’re going to build an economy that works for society and the environment, not the other way round: We’ll create the incentives for businesses to invest […]

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The future of your community and New Zealand society

By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, affordable housing, Child Poverty, Economy, Work, & Welfare, great greens, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, inequality, Opposition News, Politics, thriving kids, Warm Healthy homes  /  Comments Off on The future of your community and New Zealand society

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The future of your community and New Zealand society New Zealanders want a country which gives everyone a fair go, not where a few people getting richer while others are left stuck behind. We think that Government needs to do something about inequality, and we’ve got […]

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