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Australia Govt Supports Charity Advocacy For Marriage

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Australia Govt Supports Charity Advocacy For Marriage

Source: Family First Media Release 17 December 2018The Australian government has accepted a recommendation from the  Ruddock review into religious freedom to amend their Charities Act to ensure that groups who say marriage is between a man and a woman are not stripped of their charitable status. “This is in stark contrast to what is […]

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UN Climate Talks: Progress and a Call to Strengthen National Climate Pledges

By   /  December 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on UN Climate Talks: Progress and a Call to Strengthen National Climate Pledges

Source: World Wildlife FundKatowice, Poland – As the UN climate talks conclude, WWF welcomes progress in adopting a rulebook to operationalize the Paris Agreement and a signal that countries should submit stronger climate pledges, but remains concerned that world leaders have yet to show the level of national commitment or action needed to tackle the […]

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David Seymour Concedes Opponents’ Euthanasia Concerns Are Correct

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on David Seymour Concedes Opponents’ Euthanasia Concerns Are Correct

Source: Family First Media Release 14 December 2018 Family First NZ is welcoming ACT MP David Seymour’s significant backdowns on his assisted suicide bill, and says that this indicates just how weak and flawed the bill is. “The backdowns are certainly in contrast to his earlier attacks on our justified concerns, including his statements that There’s […]

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WWF Statement on Decision to Build Stiegler’s Gorge Dam in Selous Game Reserve

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF Statement on Decision to Build Stiegler’s Gorge Dam in Selous Game Reserve

Source: World Wildlife FundIn response to news that Tanzanian and Egyptian governments have signed a contract to build the Stiegler’s Gorge dam in Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following statement from Aslihan Tumer, Head of Global Campaigns: “WWF is deeply concerned by the decision of the […]

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Maintaining Illegality Of Drugs Vital For Public Health

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Maintaining Illegality Of Drugs Vital For Public Health

Source: Family First Media Release 13 December 2018Family First NZ says that the Government’s announcement of taking a tough line on synthetic cannabis is the right move, but maintaining the illegality of drugs is also important because we should continue fighting drugs and the devastation its use causes on both the users, their families, and […]

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Wellbeing approach needs more detail

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Wellbeing approach needs more detail

Source: Taxpayers Union 13 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The wellbeing approach revealed at the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update needs more detail before it can be used to influence policy making, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Economist Joe Ascroft says “Analysing policies through a wellbeing lens will be incredibly difficult.” “Wellbeing […]

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Growing surpluses show need for tax cuts, not a CGT

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Growing surpluses show need for tax cuts, not a CGT

Source: Taxpayers Union 13 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  With the Government’s OBEGAL annual surplus expected to grow to $8.4 billion by 2023, the Government should campiagn on tax cuts at the 2020 election not a capital gains tax, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union in response to the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update.Taxpayers’ Union […]

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2018 Farm Bill Offers Promise for the Prairie

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on 2018 Farm Bill Offers Promise for the Prairie

Source: World Wildlife FundIn response to today’s passage of the Farm Bill, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement from Dr. Melinda Cep, senior director for policy, food and markets: “We finally have a Farm Bill that offers promising news for America’s prairie. By maintaining funding for conservation programs and rejecting attempts to weaken environmental […]

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Lance Bass Bat, Skywalker Gibbon and Toad from Middle Earth are Three of 157 New Species Discovered in Greater Mekong in 2017

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on Lance Bass Bat, Skywalker Gibbon and Toad from Middle Earth are Three of 157 New Species Discovered in Greater Mekong in 2017

Source: World Wildlife FundBangkok, Thailand — A bat that could be a member of a 1990s band *NSYNC, a gibbon with a Star Wars name and a toad straight from Middle Earth are among the 157 newly discovered species in the Greater Mekong region described by the world’s scientists in 2017. The report, New Species on […]

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Budget cuts welcome – but why not go further?

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Budget cuts welcome – but why not go further?

Source: Taxpayers Union 12 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Responding to reports that the Government has ordered Ministers to cut one percent in ‘low priority’ spending across all departments, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says:“This is a welcome acknowledgement of reality from the Government. There is wasteful spending in every department, even ‘sacred cow’ […]

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Declaracion de WWF sobre el Reporte del Ártico 2018 de la NOAA

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on Declaracion de WWF sobre el Reporte del Ártico 2018 de la NOAA

Source: World Wildlife Fund Fecha 11 diciembre 2018 La Directora del Ártico en Estados Unidos de World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Margaret Williams, hizo la siguiente declaración en relación al Reporte del Ártico 2018 de la NOAA “Este es otro claro recordatorio de la huella indeleble del cambio climático en nuestro mundo. Las temperaturas cálidas están […]

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WWF Statement on NOAA’s 2018 Arctic Report Card

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF Statement on NOAA’s 2018 Arctic Report Card

Source: World Wildlife Fund Date December 11, 2018 Media Contact In This Press Release In response to the release of NOAA’s 2018 Arctic Report Card, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement from Margaret Williams, managing director for US Arctic programs: “This is yet another stark reminder of climate change’s indelible mark on our world. Warming […]

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Overwhelming Opposition Confirmed On Assisted Suicide Bill

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Overwhelming Opposition Confirmed On Assisted Suicide Bill

Source: Family First Media Release 12 November 2018 Family First NZ says that the overwhelming opposition to David Seymour’s assisted suicide bill by submitters to the Select Committee is no surprise and was already indicated during the earlier Inquiry by the Health Select Committee. According to an analysis of a substantial number of the submissions by […]

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Changes To Marijuana Laws Should Now Stop

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Changes To Marijuana Laws Should Now Stop

Source: Family First Media Release 11 December 2018Family First NZ says that with the cannabis medicine bill being passed today, it is now time for politicians to move on from the issue and not to make any further changes which liberalise the law or legitimise and normalise the use of dope in the community as […]

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Oppressive, sexist policies galvanise bold fight for women’s rights in 2018

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Amnesty International NZ, DJF, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oppressive, sexist policies galvanise bold fight for women’s rights in 2018

Source: Amnesty International NZ Amnesty publishes review of human rights in 2018 Women activists around the world have been at the forefront of the battle for human rights in 2018, Amnesty International said today as it launched its review on the state of human rights over the past year. The human rights group also warns […]

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Transparency of ministerial meetings is a victory for taxpayers

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Transparency of ministerial meetings is a victory for taxpayers

Source: Taxpayers Union Transparency of ministerial meetings is a victory for taxpayers 10 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has welcomed the Government’s commitment to proactively release details of ministerial meetings. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “For once, we see a real display of transparency from this Government. Knowing who Ministers are […]

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Declaración de WWF en relación al Informe sobre la Brecha de Adaptación

By   /  December 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on Declaración de WWF en relación al Informe sobre la Brecha de Adaptación

Source: World Wildlife FundEl Asesor Principal de Políticas de Adaptación ante el Clima de WWF, Sandeep Chamling Rai, hizo la siguiente declaración en relación al Informe sobre la Brecha de Adaptación del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente: “Los acontecimientos climáticos recientes han demostrado los impactos devastadores del calentamiento global en los medios de […]

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Government should sell stake in Air New Zealand to save Christmas

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Government should sell stake in Air New Zealand to save Christmas

Source: Taxpayers Union 7 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  An easy way for the Government to avoid the political pain of pre-Christmas strikes at Air New Zealand would be to sell its stake in the company, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says “It is very clear that the unions are […]

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Questions unanswered about Simon Bridges’ “no new taxes” pledge

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Questions unanswered about Simon Bridges’ “no new taxes” pledge

Source: Taxpayers Union Questions unanswered about Simon Bridges’ “no new taxes” pledge 7 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Simon Bridges’ ‘no new taxes’ pledge is meaningless until he confirms that a National-led government will prevent income tax hikes via ‘bracket creep’, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “We welcomed Simon […]

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WWF Statement on 2018 Adaptation Gap Report

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF Statement on 2018 Adaptation Gap Report

Source: World Wildlife FundCommenting on the 2018 Adaptation Gap Report, WWF issued the following statements: Ryan Bartlett, World Wildlife Fund’s lead for climate risk management, said:“The extreme fires, flooding, and droughts we’ve seen across the US in recent years are not random. They are real-life examples of how climate change is already affecting our communities […]

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