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Growing the New Zealand economy

Published 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

Published 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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Housing workers on cruise ships. Really?

Published By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, city rail link, city rail loop, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Immigration, Opposition News, Politics, working conditions, workplace relations  /  Comments Off on Housing workers on cruise ships. Really?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Housing workers on cruise ships. Really? What does it say about our country that we would invite people to work here but treat them as second class citizens? Just yesterday, I wrote that there should be better oversight of the living and working conditions of […]

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Recognised Seasonal Employment Scheme – more vulnerable migrant workers.

Published By   /  March 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Immigration, migrant, migrant workers, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Recognised Seasonal Employment Scheme – more vulnerable migrant workers.

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Recognised Seasonal Employment Scheme – more vulnerable migrant workers. I was really pleased to see the investigation by TVNZ’s Q+A looking into the issue of seasonal migrant workers in the wine industry in Marlborough over the weekend.  I’ve felt uneasy about the Recognised Seasonal Employment […]

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Do you know where your money goes?

Published By   /  March 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, cluster bomb, Economy, Work, & Welfare, ethical investment, Green Party, KiwiSaver, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Do you know where your money goes?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Do you know where your money goes? Voluntary calls for Kiwisaver funds to clean up their portfolios and get out of funding weapons that cause massive suffering and fatalities hasn’t worked. The Green Party is calling for the National Government to step up to its […]

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National’s new trade agenda looks backwards not forwards

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Bill English, Economy, Economy, Work, & Welfare, export, Exporters, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, smart green economy, The Issues, TPPA, Trade, value add, World Trade Organization, WTO  /  Comments Off on National’s new trade agenda looks backwards not forwards

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: National’s new trade agenda looks backwards not forwards Today’s announcement on trade by Bill English amounts to more of the same. More trade deals that will deliver increasingly modest benefits far in the future. This is a justification for their current approach, not a trade […]

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Closing the tax loopholes used by multinationals

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, amazon, apple, avoidance, BEPS, diverted profits tax, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Facebook, Google, Green Party, multinationals, Opposition News, Politics, tax, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Closing the tax loopholes used by multinationals

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Closing the tax loopholes used by multinationals Death and taxes. It is said that you can’t escape them. But some corporations can and do. There has been an outcry over multinationals like Apple avoiding tax in New Zealand. Matt Nippert at the NZ Herald has […]

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National killed the radio station

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Broadcasting, Democracy, dunedin, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, Media, Opposition News, Politics, Public broadcasting, public service broadcasting, Radio New Zealand, Radio NZ, RNZ  /  Comments Off on National killed the radio station

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: National killed the radio station The Buggles song ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ probably isn’t the best comparison but National’s anti-public broadcasting ideology is slowing starving our only public broadcaster, RNZ. As it once again demonstrated over the recent earthquakes, it’s a national treasure that […]

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When the glue that holds our society together starts failing

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Society & Culture, The Issues  /  Comments Off on When the glue that holds our society together starts failing

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: When the glue that holds our society together starts failing I visited the Whitireia Community Law Centre in Porirua last week and spent an hour with three of their staff and heard about how difficult things are. They are a drop in service, with no […]

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Crack down on dirty money

Published By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, apple, Crime, drug money, Economy, Work, & Welfare, FATF, foreign trust, Green Party, Money laundering, multi-national tax evasion, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, The Issues, weak laws, white collar crime  /  Comments Off on Crack down on dirty money

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Crack down on dirty money There was widespread applause when a Transparency International report rated New Zealand equal highest in the world for financial integrity, but the report was derived from a series of ‘expert ratings’ and should not used be an excuse for complacency. […]

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Walking the walk on the Living Wage

Published By   /  March 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Auckland, auckland university, Economy, Work, & Welfare, fair pay, Green Party, Housing, living wage, Opposition News, Politics, Tertiary Education, TEU, Union  /  Comments Off on Walking the walk on the Living Wage

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Walking the walk on the Living Wage 1200 staff from the University of Auckland are stopping work today – calling on the Vice-Chancellor to offer union members a fair and equitable increase in pay. We’re really supportive of this effort and the work that the […]

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Retirement age: fiddling with the system won’t work

Published By   /  March 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, affordability, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, retirement age, super, supperannuation, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Retirement age: fiddling with the system won’t work

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Retirement age: fiddling with the system won’t work Bill English’s announcement on raising the retirement age is fiddling with the system — delaying action until far into the future, and achieving little other than political signalling. It relies on untested assumptions that the system is […]

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Desperate marketing from the fossil fuel industry

Published By   /  March 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, advertising, clean energy, Climate Change, Coal, dirty energy, Economy, Work, & Welfare, electricity, Energy, Environment & Resource Management, fossil fuels, Gareth Hughes, gas, Green Party, Marketing, oil, Opposition News, PEPANZ, Politics, renewable energy, solar, The Issues, wind power  /  Comments Off on Desperate marketing from the fossil fuel industry

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Desperate marketing from the fossil fuel industry The oil and gas industry has launched a marketing campaign in New Zealand to try and convince people how great its dirty fossil fuel products are. I’m not surprised. The fossil fuel industry is no stranger to desperate […]

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Superannuation changes will hurt manual labourers, Maori, and migrants

Published By   /  March 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, age of entitlement, class, Economy, Work, & Welfare, elder poverty, Green Party, Immigration, life expectancy, Maori, migrant, Opposition News, Politics, super, superannuation, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Superannuation changes will hurt manual labourers, Maori, and migrants

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Superannuation changes will hurt manual labourers, Maori, and migrants Bill English’s announcement that National will increase the age of retirement will not only hurt Generation X unfairly, it will also hit manual workers, Maori, and migrants hard. For many people, a lifetime of hard physical […]

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Superannuation – we’re asking the wrong questions

Published By   /  March 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Bill English, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, NZ Superannuation, Opposition News, pensions, Politics, retirement age, retirement income, Super eligibility, superannuation, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Superannuation – we’re asking the wrong questions

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Superannuation – we’re asking the wrong questions The superannuation debate sparked this week by Prime Minister Bill English is fractious and unhelpful. Framing superannuation The framing of the problem around the financial sustainability of superannuation is simply too narrow. It goes like this: people are […]

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Earthquake support uncertainty simply not good enough

Published By   /  February 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, earthquake, earthquake recovery, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, kaikoura, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Earthquake support uncertainty simply not good enough

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Earthquake support uncertainty simply not good enough It’s just not good enough for the Government to not give any guidance to the 456 businesses who are still receiving support after the November Kaikoura earthquake on the future levels of support. The money will dry up […]

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The Living Wage: we want decent pay for decent work

Published By   /  February 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, affordable housing, cost of living, denise roche, Economy, Work, & Welfare, EMA, fair pay, Green Party, housing crisis, industrial relations, Kim Campbell, living wage, Minimum wage, Opposition News, Politics, rent, The Issues, workplace relations  /  Comments Off on The Living Wage: we want decent pay for decent work

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The Living Wage: we want decent pay for decent work Living Wage campaigners have calculated that it now takes a wage of at least $20.20 an hour to support a decent quality of life in New Zealand. The minimum wage is just $15.25, rising to […]

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Bad Idea: TPPA without the USA

Published By   /  February 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Bill English, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Fair trade, Free trade, Green Party, ISDS, Malcolm Turnbull, Opposition News, Politics, TPP, TPPA, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, USA  /  Comments Off on Bad Idea: TPPA without the USA

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Bad Idea: TPPA without the USA News that Prime Minister Bill English is expected to try and resuscitate the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) when he meets with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull this weekend makes me question why English is intent on flogging this particular […]

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Helping kids or billionaires?

Published By   /  February 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, corporate welfare, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, inequality, Investment, multinational tax avoidance, NZVIF, Opposition News, Peter Thiel, Politics, Sky City, SkyCity, Society & Culture, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Helping kids or billionaires?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Helping kids or billionaires? So many issues boil down to a question of values – these shape the choices that we make. The values of our Government have again been revealed this week. They are choosing to use taxpayers’ funds to help big business, instead […]

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Reserve Bank needs a refresh with new leadership

Published By   /  February 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, deposit insurance, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Graeme Wheeler, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Reserve Bank, single decision-maker, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Reserve Bank needs a refresh with new leadership

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Reserve Bank needs a refresh with new leadership Graeme Wheeler has announced he will not be seeking reappointment as the Governor of the Reserve Bank. A change in leadership is an appropriate time to consider what reforms the new Governor may usher in. There are […]

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