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NEW Resource: Abortion Law in New Zealand Q&A

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on NEW Resource: Abortion Law in New Zealand Q&A

Source: Family First CURRENT ABORTION LAW  What is the current abortion law in New Zealand? Under the Crimes Act 1961, it is a crime to perform an abortion unlawfully, or to supply the means of providing an abortion (such as drugs or instruments) unlawfully (ss. 183 and 186). Women are explicitly exempt from liability, meaning […]

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Government supports collective bargaining for those working in film and screen industry

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Government supports collective bargaining for those working in film and screen industry

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Joint media release from The NZ Council of Trade Unions, Equity NZ and NZ Writers Guild The announcement today by the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway, to support collective bargaining for those working in the film and screen industry, is welcomed. “It is fantastic that […]

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Polls Agree – Kiwis Say Nope To Dope

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Polls Agree – Kiwis Say Nope To Dope

Source: Family First Media Release 10 June 2019Family First NZ says that while the polling on preferred political parties is at odds, the polls on legalising cannabis released today are consistently showing a decreasing appetite for legalisation of recreational dope use. A Newshub-Reid Research Poll shows that 48% oppose legalisation, while 41.7% support it. The […]

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More Kiwis Now Saying Nope To Dope – Poll

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on More Kiwis Now Saying Nope To Dope – Poll

Source: Family First Media Release 10 June 2019Family First NZ is welcoming the latest poll on legalising cannabis which shows a decreasing appetite for legalisation of recreational dope use. The 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton Poll showed 52% of New Zealanders intend to vote against legalisation and only 39% would vote yes. In their October poll […]

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CTU welcomes initiative to progress discussions in education

By   /  June 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on CTU welcomes initiative to progress discussions in education

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The CTU has welcomed the statement from Education Minister Chris Hipkins inviting the NZEI and PPTA to meet with him and senior Ministry officials to discuss the issues preventing a settlement of the current industrial dispute.  “This is a positive and welcome development which our education affiliates will […]

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Due Diligence on Cannabis Harm, Not ‘Fear’ – A response to Alison Mau

By   /  May 24, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Due Diligence on Cannabis Harm, Not ‘Fear’ – A response to Alison Mau

Source: Family First Bob McCoskrie asks why an ‘investigative’ journalist is so desperate to shut down a petition calling on an inquiry into the possible harms of cannabis. Mau doesn’t want you to go anywhere near it. What is she scared of? Below is our response. We would encourage you to take a few minutes to read […]

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Late Term Abortions Will Increase With Abortion Reform

By   /  May 24, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Late Term Abortions Will Increase With Abortion Reform

Source: Family First Media Release 23 May 2019 Family First NZ says that Family Planning are misleading the public in relation to proposed abortion law reform, and that any decriminalisation of abortion will lead to more late term abortions. Currently the Crimes Act allows for an abortion after 20 weeks gestation only if it is necessary […]

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Relaxing of borrowing constraint welcome, but broader review needed

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Relaxing of borrowing constraint welcome, but broader review needed

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU “The announcement by the Minister of Finance that the Government was moving from a rigid 20% debt target to a range between 15% and 25% is welcome,” CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg says. “At a time when interest rates are low it makes absolute sense to fund more of […]

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Vote Health needs an extra $1.3 billion just to stand still, research reveals 

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Vote Health needs an extra $1.3 billion just to stand still, research reveals 

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Bill Rosenberg, Economist and Policy Director for the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU) and Lyndon Keene, Director of Policy and Research, for the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) have conducted a detailed analysis of what the government needs to allocate to health spending in the […]

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PTOM fix a welcome reform of a ridiculous system

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on PTOM fix a welcome reform of a ridiculous system

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Minister Twyford’s announcement this morning of reform of the Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM) will be a timely fix for bad legislation that has cost jobs and pay for drivers and left public transport systems broken says New Zealand Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff. PTOM was […]

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Ghostwriitng Unacceptable says TEU

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union  /  Comments Off on Ghostwriitng Unacceptable says TEU

Source: Tertiary Education Union Press Release Friday 16 May 2019 Ghostwriting must be taken seriously, says TEU ‘Cheating by university students paying ‘ghostwriters’ to write essays for them is totally unacceptable and requires a nationally co-ordinated response’, says the New Zealand Tertiary Education Union. TEU National President Michael Gilchrist says ‘Unfortunately the news that this […]

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Auckland rail workers suspended; an employer trend?

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Auckland rail workers suspended; an employer trend?

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard is calling on Auckland Transport, part of Auckland Council to intervene, and “remove the suspensions which are preventing the people who keep Auckland’s trains safe, from doing their work.” “CAF, the company Auckland Transport have contracted to provide maintenance and […]

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Money for Reform Vocational Education

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Voices of tertiary education  /  Comments Off on Money for Reform Vocational Education

Source: Tertiary Education Union The Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi welcomes the pre-budget announcement of $197 million for the reform of vocational education saying it’s a step in the right direction. President Michael Gilchrist says TEU has been working hard alongside Labour to ensure that in the long term students and communities have access […]

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Big business attacks the low paid

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Big business attacks the low paid

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Access Community Health’s decision to suspend approximately 40 contact centre workers and coordinators taking part in a partial strike is draconian and reflects badly on their reputation, says NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff. “The owner of Access – Green Cross – is a big business with deep pockets. In […]

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Petition Calls For Inquiry Into Cannabis & Violence

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Petition Calls For Inquiry Into Cannabis & Violence

Source: Family First Media Release 13 May 2019 A petition has been launched which is calling for an urgent Inquiry into the possible link between cannabis and violence. As calls for the legalisation of cannabis grow ever louder, and with the upcoming referendum on legalisation in 2020, the petition asks the government to first investigate the […]

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Just Transition Summit

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Enviroment, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Just Transition Summit

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU “There is no question that we all must take urgent action in order to address climate change, together we can prevent further damage to our planet,” CTU Secretary Sam Huggard said from today’s Just Transition summit in Taranaki. “The provision of good jobs and secure incomes created through […]

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Campaign For Nope To Dope Vote Already Making Impact VOTENO.NZ

By   /  May 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Campaign For Nope To Dope Vote Already Making Impact VOTENO.NZ

Source: Family First Media Release 7 May 2019Family First NZ says that the debate around legalising marijuana is already underway and New Zealanders are quickly realising that while there is an appetite for safe and effective forms of cannabis medicine, there is a decreasing appetite for a soft approach to recreational use. In the most […]

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TEU to honour Grey and Soal with Life Membership Awards

By   /  May 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union  /  Comments Off on TEU to honour Grey and Soal with Life Membership Awards

Source: Tertiary Education Union The Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa (TEU) willhonour Dr Sandra Grey and former Aoraki Branch President Carol Soal LifeMembership Awards at its annual conference on Monday evening. Dr Sandra Grey joined AUS in 1999 while she was studying at the Universityof Auckland, and again in 2003 after securing […]

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Canada Already Showing Troubling Signs From Legalising Dope

By   /  May 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Canada Already Showing Troubling Signs From Legalising Dope

Source: Family First Media Release 4 May 2019A Canadian government study is showing disturbing trends already as a result of legalising marijuana, including increases in youth and overall use, and concerning trends in marijuana-impaired driving and workplace use. The Canadian federal study released yesterday found a 27% increase in marijuana use among people aged 15 […]

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Support for Doctors Opting Out Of Abortion Referrals – Poll

By   /  May 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Support for Doctors Opting Out Of Abortion Referrals – Poll

Source: Family First Media Release 5 May 2019 A poll has found that a strong majority (78%) believe that medical professionals with ethical objections should be lawfully allowed to opt out of performing or arranging abortions. In the independent poll by Curia Market Research of 1,000 New Zealanders, respondents were asked “Do you think medical […]

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