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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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Vivid’s Report Will Help Parliament Debate the Climate

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Climate, Climate Change, cross-party, Environment & Resource Management, Globe-NZ, Green Party, net zero, Opposition News, Politics, Sustainability, vivid economics  /  Comments Off on Vivid’s Report Will Help Parliament Debate the Climate

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Vivid’s Report Will Help Parliament Debate the Climate On Tuesday evening, I hosted the launch in the Beehive Theatrette of a report which could prove to be a game-changer in the long and somewhat agonised saga that is New Zealand’s policy debate on climate. Present […]

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Gareth Hughes: Massive Taxpayer Oil Liability Revealed

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Gareth Hughes: Massive Taxpayer Oil Liability Revealed

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Gareth Hughes: Massive Taxpayer Oil Liability Revealed Gareth Hughes MP on Thursday, March 23, 2017 – 12:32 GARETH HUGHES (Green) to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Firstly, happy 32nd wedding anniversary today. Can she confirm that the Crown is liable for 42 to 48 percent of […]

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Tribute to Teresia Teaiwa

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, pasifika, pasifika greens, Pasifika students, poet, poetry, Politics, Society & Culture, Teresia Teaiwa, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Tribute to Teresia Teaiwa

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Tribute to Teresia Teaiwa It was with deep sadness that we learned on Tuesday about the death of Teresia Teaiwa; a wonderful academic, poet, activist and leader across the Pacific. The Green Party is reeling from the loss of this champion for human rights, justice, […]

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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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No one happy with Smith’s GE vision

Published By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment & Resource Management, GE, GE Free, GMO, GMO food, Green Party, Opposition News, organic, organic farms, organics, Politics  /  Comments Off on No one happy with Smith’s GE vision

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: No one happy with Smith’s GE vision Environment Minister Nick Smith wants to bully us into accepting GE plants into New Zealand using bad law, unproven claims about productivity, and emotional spin on cancer treatment research. Instead of trashing our overseas reputation, we should be […]

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178 schools are library-free zones

Published By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Books, Education, Government funding, Green Party, libraries, Opposition News, Politics, school libraries, schools  /  Comments Off on 178 schools are library-free zones

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: 178 schools are library-free zones At the beginning of the school year, I heard that Houghton Valley School had to ask parents if anyone had a caravan to use as a library because the school didn’t have space. Schools are under so much pressure to make ends […]

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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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Is Anne Tolley competent to be Minister of Social Development?

Published By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, CYF, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Social Development, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Is Anne Tolley competent to be Minister of Social Development?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Is Anne Tolley competent to be Minister of Social Development? It has been a full-on topsy turvy week. I have seen the Minister of Social Development Anne Tolley lose control over what is happening in her portfolio, and I just don’t see her as having […]

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Rallying for clean water

Published By   /  March 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, clean rivers, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, Nick Smith, Opposition News, Politics, river, rivers, swimmable, swimmable rivers, water  /  Comments Off on Rallying for clean water

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Rallying for clean water This week people all over the country took to the streets to support clean water. There were rallies held from Whangarei to Invercargill. Everywhere people were calling for clean water rather than letting companies export our fresh water without paying for it. The […]

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Gareth Hughes: Intelligence and Security Bill – Part 6

Published By   /  March 17, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Gareth Hughes: Intelligence and Security Bill – Part 6

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Gareth Hughes: Intelligence and Security Bill – Part 6 Gareth Hughes MP on Friday, March 17, 2017 – 10:10 Kia ora, Mr Chair, ki a koutou, kia ora. I would like to rise to speak to Part 6 of this bill, and in particularly the […]

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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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Gareth Hughes: Broadcasting (Election Programmes and Election Advertising) Amendment Bill – Third reading

Published By   /  March 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Gareth Hughes: Broadcasting (Election Programmes and Election Advertising) Amendment Bill – Third reading

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Gareth Hughes: Broadcasting (Election Programmes and Election Advertising) Amendment Bill – Third reading Gareth Hughes MP on Thursday, March 16, 2017 – 13:50 I think I just made it. Kia ora, Mr Assistant Speaker. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. Kia ora. I rise to […]

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Protecting Te Waikoropupū Springs

Published By   /  March 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, aquifers, clean rivers, clean water, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, groundwater, Opposition News, Politics, rivers, springs, takaka, tangata whenua, The Issues, water  /  Comments Off on Protecting Te Waikoropupū Springs

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Protecting Te Waikoropupū Springs Last Friday night, there was a meeting of more than 300 people about the risk of increased water takes for farming in the catchment upstream of the magnificent Te Waikoropupu Springs (‘Pupu Springs’) in Golden Bay. The aquifer that feeds the […]

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Niki’s eviction: the privatisation of state homes

Published By   /  March 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Auckland, eviction, Glen Innes, Green Party, Marama Davidson, Opposition News, Politics, Social Housing, State housing, tamaki, Tamaki redevelopment, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Niki’s eviction: the privatisation of state homes

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Niki’s eviction: the privatisation of state homes I started writing this blog while sitting in the Tenancy Tribunal hearing for the eviction of Ioela Rauti – Niki, as she is also known. I was there to support an elderly ailing woman who is at 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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Gareth Hughes: Student Loan Scheme (First Home Student Loan Repayment Diversion) Amendment Bill, First Reading

Published By   /  March 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Gareth Hughes: Student Loan Scheme (First Home Student Loan Repayment Diversion) Amendment Bill, First Reading

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Gareth Hughes: Student Loan Scheme (First Home Student Loan Repayment Diversion) Amendment Bill, First Reading Gareth Hughes MP on Thursday, March 9, 2017 – 10:37 I move that the Student Loan Scheme (First Home Student Loan Repayment Diversion) Amendment Bill be now read a first […]

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