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Prevent youth crime by ending poverty, says CPAG

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the Government must focus its efforts on the causes of youth offending, as a bootcamp programme is an unwelcome and unhelpful ambulance at the bottom of the cliff. Such programmes have been trialled overseas and proven to be ineffective, with many youths reoffending to a greater degree upon […]

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Yes to Sallies – Labour will build more state houses – Labour Party

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Salvation Army’s latest report ‘Taking Stock’ shows why New Zealand needs a Labour-led Government committed to a massive house building programme, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “When the Sallies say the country needs 2000 extra state houses a year just to stand still, it is time to sit up and listen. “They rightly […]

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Australia declares war on Jacinda

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  67 Comments

…Australia dares has the audacity to suggest they couldn’t work with NZ if Labour won?

We have put up with Australia’s blatant racism, citizenship rights double standards and their slavish devotion to American foreign policy and they are the ones questioning working with us???

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Rachel Smalley finally disappears up her own arse

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

I’m just gong to be brutal now.

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The Zombie TPPA: what the opposition parties say

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

The National government has got its wish – the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is off the front pages and back into the shadows of secret negotiations. Big dangers lurk in those shadows!

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The Greens’ Campaign Reset: Normal Ideological Transmission is Resumed

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  29 Comments

WATCHING THE GREENS’ campaign reset unfold, I couldn’t help but regret the demise of the pre-Dotcom Mana Party. Because sure as eggs-is-eggs, the Greens have put poverty behind them. Not rhetorically, of course, as James Shaw, now the party’s sole leader, made clear to the assembled journalists: “[W]e will continue to talk about poverty. That conversation makes a lot of people uncomfortable. I’m comfortable with that.” Except, of course, he isn’t. Not in the least. Not on your Nelly.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – I’m getting a little bit tired of commentators asking where Labour Party policy is

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Let’s cut to the chase. I’m getting a little bit tired of commentators asking where Labour Party policy is. We’ve been putting out policies consistently for the past couple of months and I’m proud of the policies that Labour have been coming out with.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 15th August 2017

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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Boot Camp policy is an Old Army Truck at Bottom of Cliff – New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Prime Minister, Bill English has offered a policy to send young serious offenders to Waiouru Military camp as an alternative to jail. New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP) members are alarmed at the National Party’s apparent resurrection of punitive models of response to child and adolescent offending. Boot camps don’t prevent young offenders reoffending. […]

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UN examines NZ performance on racial discrimination – Peace Movement Aotearoa

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), the independent body of human rights experts which monitors state party compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), will examine New Zealand’s performance on 15 and 16 August, during its 93rd session in Geneva. The Committee will […]

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National’s ‘Maaaari-gonna-steal-the-water-under-Labour’ racist dog whistle shows how frightened they are of Jacinda

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

…Oh No! Maaaari might have a say over the heavily polluted rivers National helped exacerbate – what will motivate us?

Racism or clean drinking water?

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Stare how we treat disabled beneficiaries in the face

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

This is how the neoliberal welfare state that Metiria stood up against treats the disabled…

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Why National’s Bootcamps are 10 times worse than you thought they were

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

We know  our justice system is racist, this new policy is weighted heavily against Maori who would fail many of the set criteria being used. All this will do is put even more young Maori in prison.

We should be horrified at policy so openly racist.

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National’s response to mental health is a sick sad joke that should rule them out of Government

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

All National have announced is 17 new right wing social experiments to try and fix the dysfunction  they are exacerbating by using solutions that are the problem!

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Gareth Morgan’s open letter to Mike Hosking’s Boss

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  9 Comments

Dear Shayne, I write in response to an online “editorial” posted by one of your staff on Monday August 14th. In what is called “Mike’s Minute” presenter Mike Hosking held forth on his opinions of The Opportunities Party and myself. Let us first deal with the factual inaccuracies in Mr Hosking’s rant. He maintained that […]

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Malcolm Evans – Election 2017

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Malcolm Evans – Election 2017

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