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Budget 2017: Welfare group says Accommodation Supplement increase is a con job – AAAP

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Increases in the Accommodation Supplement (AS) means an equal deduction from Temporary Additional Support (TAS).   “The government is cynically hiding behind the complexity of the welfare payments,” says Vanessa Cole, Auckland Action Against Poverty spokesperson.   “Steven Joyce admitted in his Budget speech today that TAS, a payment that tops up accommodation costs, will […]

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Budget 2017 – the sweep it under the carpet budget

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

This is a sweep it under the carpet budget, just like everything this Government does. It only looks good because Labour and the Greens have such incredibly small visions.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

Even photoshopping in the child from the Omen doesn’t make this photo any less creepy

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TDB livestreaming Child Poverty Action Group post-budget breakfast 7.15am Friday

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  1 Comment

The Daily Blog is proud to announce that we will live stream the Child Poverty Action Group Auckland Post Budget Breakfast, Friday 26th May 7:15am-8:45am. This will include the smartest critics of National Party social policy and provide real insight into the budget spin. Everyone with a passion for change needs to watch this.

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Budget 2017 – here we go again

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

All indications are National is about to outflank Labour on the left with its 2017 budget and leave the party that claims to represent working New Zealanders struggling to appear relevant.

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Stake Holders for the TPPA

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Barry Coates, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

It’s like a scene from a Dracula movie where the zombie comes back from the dead. The TPPA is dead but the TPPA-11, without the US, has just opened one eye. The idea of reviving the TPPA without the US, but still including all of the dangerous aspects that the US introduced into negotiations, makes no sense.

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GUEST BLOG: Ruby Joy – A blog for John Doe

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

I want people to stop blaming mental health alone and start realising that the hand to hold closest to us is theirs. Some things can’t be fixed but all things can be fought and every enemy subdued – not by an offices intellect but by the collective might of enough civilian foot soldiers.

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Dear Anti-Vaxx fanatics – you are either smoking too much cannabis or not enough

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  43 Comments

I believe vaccinations are good
I don’t believe internal explosions brought down the Twin Towers
I don’t believe fluoridation in water is bad
I don’t believe in chem trails

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 25th May 2017

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  8 Comments

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

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LAUNCHING NOW: The Daily Blog 2017 election contribution drive

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Brothers and sisters, Comrades – if you want to support independent blogs so you have some critical media this election rather than the corporate crap we are usually fed, then we need your help.

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TWITTER WATCH: Bill English literally says ‘let them eat pie’ for Budget

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

…laughing it up about what Pie you will eat with your Finance Minister when there are a quarter of a million hungry children living in poverty and 1600 dying each year from the cold is pretty out of touch even for the National Party.

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National Party Exceptionalism

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

It is fascinating that when it comes to National Party neoliberal social experiments, this Government’s ability to turn a blind eye and ignore the truth is as unsubtle as a Klu Klux Klan rally.

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GUEST BLOG: Winston Peters – The 2017 Budget

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Speech by New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters
Public Meeting,
Forbury Racecourse, Bart Winters Room,
45 McAndrews Rd,
South Dunedin.
10.30am, Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Could Corbyn dream the impossible dream?

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

Despite being repeatedly mauled, attacked and belittled by his own Party and The Guardian, there have been some tantalising hints that the election isn’t going all the way for Teresa May, could Corbyn pull off the impossible and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat?

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GUEST BLOG:: Willie Jackson – Time to turn the tables on the tobacco companies

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

We have a violent crime wave in our community and it is time we were honest about it.

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Kim Dotcom – Statement on #SethRich

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  9 Comments

I KNOW THAT SETH RICH WASINVOLVED IN THE DNC LEAK.

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