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Government ignored advice on Pacific people’s superannuation

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government ignored advice on Pacific people’s superannuation

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Government ignored advice on Pacific people’s superannuation The Government ignored advice from the Ministry of Pacific Peoples that raising the Superannuation age of eligibility would have a ‘disproportionately high impact’ on Pacific people, says Labour’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Aupito William Sio.   “The Ministry […]

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Keep it Public

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Society & Culture, Tertiary Education, tertiary funding, TEU  /  Comments Off on Keep it Public

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Keep it Public The Green Party strongly supports the Tertiary Education Unions call to #KeepitPublic. Keep what public? Our quality tertiary education system that National is trying to open up to more private for-profit providers with a new law change. The (Tertiary Education and Other […]

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Gareth Hughes: Energy Innovation (Electric Vehicles and Other Matters) Amendment Bill – Committee Stage

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Gareth Hughes: Energy Innovation (Electric Vehicles and Other Matters) Amendment Bill – Committee Stage

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Gareth Hughes: Energy Innovation (Electric Vehicles and Other Matters) Amendment Bill – Committee Stage Gareth Hughes MP on Thursday, June 22, 2017 – 12:48 I would also like to touch on the points made by the honourable member, Stuart Nash, regarding consultations, which is clauses […]

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Gareth Hughes: Life lessons I’ve learnt watching National

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Gareth Hughes: Life lessons I’ve learnt watching National

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Gareth Hughes: Life lessons I’ve learnt watching National Gareth Hughes MP on Thursday, June 22, 2017 – 12:41 Kia ora, Mr Speaker. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou, kia ora. In this general debate, I want to speak directly to young New Zealanders. Day in […]

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Labour to invest in public transport for Greater Christchurch

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour to invest in public transport for Greater Christchurch

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour to invest in public transport for Greater Christchurch Labour will commit $100m in capital investment for public transport in Greater Christchurch, including commuter rail from Rolleston to the CBD, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “As the rebuild progresses, there are huge opportunities […]

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Green Party will repeal solar tax

Published By   /  June 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, electricity, Energy, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, solar, solar tax  /  Comments Off on Green Party will repeal solar tax

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Green Party will repeal solar tax It’s ridiculous for an electricity distribution monopoly to apply a charge on solar panels but worse than that, it’s harming our effort to tackle climate change. Hawke’s Bay lines company Unison last year announced a new solar charge for […]

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Government must apologise for Christchurch schools stuff-up

Published By   /  June 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government must apologise for Christchurch schools stuff-up

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Government must apologise for Christchurch schools stuff-up The Ombudsman’s findings that the Ministry of Education botched the reorganisation of Christchurch schools after the 2011 earthquake are damning for an under-fire National Government, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. “The Ombudsman has found the reorganisation of […]

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Government’s multinational tax measures weak

Published By   /  June 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government’s multinational tax measures weak

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Government’s multinational tax measures weak The Government’s proposals to crack down on multinational tax avoidance, by its own admission only recovering one third of the missing money, means hardworking Kiwis will bear more of the tax burden, says Labour’s Revenue spokesperson Michael Wood. “The Government […]

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Welcoming more refugees to New Zealand

Published By   /  June 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Welcoming more refugees to New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Welcoming more refugees to New Zealand I’m really proud that yesterday, on World Refugee Day, the Greens launched an ambitious plan to increase the refugee quota to 5000 over the next six years. Of those places, 4,000 will be directly resettled by the government and […]

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PM’s leadership in question over Barclay affair

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM’s leadership in question over Barclay affair

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: PM’s leadership in question over Barclay affair The Prime Minister must belatedly show some leadership and compel Todd Barclay to front up to the Police, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. “Twice today Bill English has been found wanting in this matter. “First, Newsroom revealed that […]

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Another memory lapse by Coleman?

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Another memory lapse by Coleman?

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Another memory lapse by Coleman? The Minister of Health ‘couldn’t recall’ whether the Director General of Health Chai Chuah offered his resignation over the Budget funding fiasco involving the country’s District Health Boards, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark. “In the House today Jonathan Coleman […]

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Bill English needs to come clean over Barclay

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bill English needs to come clean over Barclay

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Bill English needs to come clean over Barclay Bill English needs to explain why he failed to be upfront with the public over the actions of Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay, following revelations that he knew about the secretly recorded conversations in the MP’s electorate office, […]

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Minister, show some backbone and front up and debate

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister, show some backbone and front up and debate

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Minister, show some backbone and front up and debate Rather than accusing critics of his Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill of telling ‘lies’, Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell should show some backbone and front up to a debate on the issue, says Ikaroa-Rāwhiti MP […]

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Equal pay for mental health workers

Published 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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Another chance to pay women more

Published By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Another chance to pay women more

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Another chance to pay women more Jan Logie MP on Monday, June 19, 2017 – 10:12 The Government should step up to ensure mental health support workers are paid more, the Green Party said today.  “Mental health support workers do important and difficult work in […]

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Nats’ HAM-fisted housing crisis denial

Published By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Nats’ HAM-fisted housing crisis denial

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Nats’ HAM-fisted housing crisis denial National’s decision to knowingly release a flawed Housing Affordability Measure that underestimates the cost of housing is the latest evidence of their housing crisis denial, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “Five years in the making, and HAM is another […]

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New Pike footage builds compelling case for mine re-entry

Published By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Pike footage builds compelling case for mine re-entry

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: New Pike footage builds compelling case for mine re-entry New footage of the Pike River Mine deep inside the operation, revealing no fire damage or signs of an inferno, provides a compelling reason to grant the families of Pike River’s victims their wish to re-enter […]

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Labour will get tough on slum boarding houses

Published By   /  June 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour will get tough on slum boarding houses

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour will get tough on slum boarding houses The next Labour-led Government will legislate a Warrant of Fitness based on tough minimum standards to clean out slum boarding houses, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “It’s not acceptable for New Zealanders in the 21st Century […]

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What people are saying about our immigration policy

Published By   /  June 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on What people are saying about our immigration policy

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: What people are saying about our immigration policy On Monday, Labour announced our immigration policy. Our country is built on immigration and we’ll always welcome migrants, but after nine years of neglect under National, we need to take a breather while we invest in building […]

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NZ First putting politics before child protection

Published By   /  June 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on NZ First putting politics before child protection

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: NZ First putting politics before child protection Metiria Turei MP on Sunday, June 18, 2017 – 10:46 NZ First has chosen to put political game playing ahead of the safety of children by proposing a referendum on the ten year old amendments to the Crimes […]

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